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Collection Scope and Content Note


Papers concerned with the interrelated Floyd, Ireland, and Sicard families. The Floyd items include the militia records (1824-1829) of Captain David Floyd, 157th Regiment, Rome, Oneida County, New York. The Ireland items include a plat book of the lands owned in New York City by the John Ireland Estate (1837). The bulk of the collection (1855-1873) relates to the activities of Montgomery Sicard, a U.S. Naval Officer, and includes notes, pamphlets, and other materials on navigation, naval discipline, and the care and use of naval guns; letters relating to the shipwreck of the U.S.S. Saginaw in the Pacific, November 1870; and letters relating to Sicard's duties at the Brooklyn Navy Yard (1870s).

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