Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792

Alternative names
Birth 1747-07-06
Death 1792-07-18
English, French, Russian

Biographical notes:

Naval hero of the United States Revolutionary War and founder of the United States Navy.

From the description of Typescript, [19--]. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58758919

John Paul Jones, American naval officer. He was commissioned a lieutenant in the U. S. Navy in 1775, and captain in 1776. In 1778 he began rading the English coast; a year later he commanded the Bon Homme Richard in its victory over the Serapis. After the Revolution, he went to Europe, where he acted as an agent for the U. S. government and as a naval mercenary.

From the description of Collection of papers of John Paul Jones, 1776-1789. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 228734091

Scottish-American naval adventurer.

From the description of Autograph signature, post-script and address to a letter : Amsterdam, to Robert Morris, 1779 Oct. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270492741

Naval officer.

From the description of John Paul Jones certificate, 1785. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979811

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Ranger, Portsmouth, to John Brown, Secretary of the Marine Committee of Congress, 1777 Oct. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270489499

From the description of Papers of John Paul Jones, 1775-1788. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455281

From the description of Papers of John Paul Jones, 1776-1940. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455112


John Paul Jones (1747-1792) was a Captain in the American Navy and Admiral in Russian Black Sea Fleet, 1788-1789.

From the guide to the John Paul Jones Collection, 1785-1923 (inclusive), 1785-1794 (bulk), (Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.)


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