Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858

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Birth 1794-04-10
Death 1858-03-04
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

American naval officer, led U.S. Naval Expedition to Japan and negotiated treaty of peace and commerce, 1852-1854.

From the description of ALS : Sharon Springs, N.Y., to Robert Ward Johnson 1836 Aug. 7. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122586021

Naval officer and commander-in-chief of negotiations with the Japanese for the treaty signed between the United States and Japan in l854.

From the description of Matthew Calbraith Perry papers, 1839-1931. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82780382

Matthew Calbraith Perry, U.S. naval officer, commander of the first U.S. steamship, sometimes called "the father of the steam navy." George Bancroft, Secretary of the Navy, 1845-1846.

From the description of Letter : New York, to George Bancroft, Washington, D.C., 1846 Jan 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702162666

From the description of Letter : New York, to George Bancroft, Washington, D.C., 1846 Jan 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82225953

Matthew Calbraith Perry, leader of the expedition to Japan in 1852-1854 which forced Japan to open trade and diplomatic relations with the West.

From the description of Matthew Calbraith Perry letters to John L. Cunningham, 1856-1857. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80257439

From the description of Matthew Calbraith Perry letters to John L. Cunningham, 1856-1857. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702162668

George Washington Rodgers (October 30, 1822 - August 17, 1863) was a United States Navy officer. He served during the Mexican-American War, was Commandant of Midshipmen at the US Naval Academy, and commanded the USS Toga and USS Catskill during the Civil War.

From the description of Letter, December 21, 1843. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17939409

Naval officer.

From the description of Papers of Matthew Calbraith Perry, 1838-1933. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452231

Perry was an American naval officer, best known for negotiating the treaty that opened Japan to trade with the West.

From the description of Correspondence, 1812-1878. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 83317359

From the description of Addresses and family papers, 1857-1874. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 78770355

From the description of Letters from various correspondents, 1799-1945. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122372635

From the description of Additional correspondence, 1799-1945. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 78847705

From the guide to the Additional correspondence, 1799-1945., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

From the guide to the Address and family papers, 1857-1874., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

From the guide to the Matthew Calbraith Perry correspondence, 1812-1878., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

From the guide to the Letters to Matthew Calbraith Perry from various correspondents, 1799-1945., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Commodore Perry was born in South Kingston, RI in 1794. He commanded naval forces during the Mexican War. Perry was tasked by President Fillmore to head a naval expedition to Japan in 1853-54 to encourage the government to establish trade and diplomatic relations with the United States.

From the description of Letter, February 9, 1835. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 706074014

From the description of Letter, May 26, 1823. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17974149

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  • Finance, Personal
  • United States Naval Expedition to Japan (1852-1854)
  • United States--Foreign relations
  • Shipbuilding
  • Steamboats
  • Eastern question (Far East)
  • United States. Navy--Officers
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848--Naval operations, American
  • Treaties
  • Government publications

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  • United States, 00, US
  • Newport, RI, US
  • Japan, 00, JP