Truxtun, Thomas, 1755-1822

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Naval officer.

From the description of Thomas Truxtun papers, 1795-1820. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982506

From the description of Papers of Thomas Truxtun, 1796-1885 (bulk 1796-1823). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83293476

American naval officer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cranberry Place, to Aaron Ogden, 1809 Dec. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573395

From the description of ALS : Baltimore, to James McHenry, 1796 Nov. 3. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122466310

From the description of Autograph letter signed : U.S. Ship President, to Commodore Barry, 1801 Jan. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573398

Thomas Truxtun (1755-1822), American naval officer who distinguished himself during the Revolutionary War and the Quasi War with France. In 1795, he was involved in a failed shipping contract with the French envoy, which resulted in substantial losses to Truxton. After the U. S. government assumed responsibility for such losses (known as French Spoliation Claims) by a Congressional Act of 1885, Truxton's heirs revived the case through the U.S. Court of Claims.

From the description of Correspondence and papers of the heirs of Thomas Truxtun, 1845-1903. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122540519

Thomas Truxtun was a privateer during the American Revolution, a merchant ship commander, and United States naval officer.

From the description of Correspondence, 1779-1822. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122541020

Biographical Note

  • 1755, Feb. 17: Born, near Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y.
  • 1794: Appointed captain, U.S. Navy
  • 1798 - 1800 : Commanded the Constellation (frigate) during the Quasi-War with France
  • 1802: Resigned from U.S. Navy
  • 1816 - 1819 : Sheriff, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 1822, May 5: Died

From the guide to the Thomas Truxtun Papers, 1796-1885, (bulk 1796-1822), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Truxtun, Thomas, 1755-1822. Thomas Truxtun papers, 1795-1820. Library of Congress
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library
creatorOf Truxtun, Thomas, 1755-1822. Papers, 1798-1801. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn W. B. O. Field portrait collection, ca. 1600-1900. Houghton Library
creatorOf Truxtun, Thomas, 1756-1822. Correspondence, 1779-1822. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Biddle family. Papers, 1775-1919. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Truxtun, Thomas, 1755-1822. ALS : Baltimore, to James McHenry, 1796 Nov. 3. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Truxtun, Thomas, 1755-1822. Correspondence and papers of the heirs of Thomas Truxtun, 1845-1903. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Autograph File, T, 1580-1975. Houghton Library
creatorOf Barron, Samuel, 1765-1810. Papers, 1793-1942. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Truxtun, Thomas, 1755-1822. Records, 1797-1801. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn James Sever Papers, 1764-1959, (bulk 1794-1801) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Truxtun, Thomas, 1755-1822. Papers of Thomas Truxtun, 1796-1885 (bulk 1796-1823). Library of Congress
creatorOf Truxtun, Thomas, 1755-1822. Autograph letter signed : U.S. Ship President, to Commodore Barry, 1801 Jan. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Sever, James, d. 1845. Papers of James Sever, 1764-1956. Library of Congress
creatorOf Truxtun, Thomas, 1755-1822. Letter to Robert Smith. Perth Amboy, NJ. 1803 Dec. 25. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Truxtun, Thomas, 1755-1822. ALS, 1808 July 9 : New York, to Governor Daniel Tompkins. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Ferguson, Eugene S. Eugene Shallcross Ferguson (1916-2004) papers, 1937-2001 [bulk, 1960-1995] Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Autograph File, T, 1580-1975. Houghton Library
referencedIn Chauncey, Isaac, 1772-1840. Letter books, 1805-1821. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Stoddert, Benjamin, 1751-1813. Letter and report, March 20, 1800. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn Beale Family Papers from the Decatur House, 1794-1957 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Beale, Edward Fitzgerald, 1822-1893. Beale family papers from the Decatur House, 1794-1957. Library of Congress
referencedIn Truxton-Decatur Naval Museum (Washington, D.C.). [Miscellaneous pamphlets, etc.]. Chicago History Museum
referencedIn Dale, Richard, 1756-1826. Papers, 1780-1845. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Biddle, Clement, 1740-1814. ALS : Philadelphia, to Thomas Truxtun, 1802 July 19. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Thomas Truxtun Papers, 1796-1885, (bulk 1796-1822) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Williams family. Papers, 1710-1895. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Truxtun, Thomas, 1755-1822. Autograph letter signed : Cranberry Place, to Aaron Ogden, 1809 Dec. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Truxtun, Thomas, 1755-1822. ALS, 1802 February 6 : Alexandria, to [Aaron] Burr. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Jones and Clarke papers, 1784-1816. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Barnes, John S. (John Sanford), 1836-1911. Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1756-1931. New-York Historical Society Library
creatorOf Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829. Letters, 1807. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn The Naval History Society Collection, 1721-1995 (bulk 1781-1936) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
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correspondedWith Balfour, George, fl. 1798-1804 person
associatedWith Barnes, John S. (John Sanford), 1836-1911 person
associatedWith Barron, Samuel, 1765-1810. person
associatedWith Barry, John, 1745-1803, person
associatedWith Beale family family
associatedWith Biddle, Clement, 1740-1814. person
associatedWith Biddle family. family
associatedWith Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836 person
associatedWith Chauncey, Isaac, 1772-1840. person
correspondedWith Clarkson, David M. person
associatedWith Constellation (Frigate) corporateBody
associatedWith Constellation (ship). corporateBody
associatedWith Constellation (Ship). corporateBody
correspondedWith Cornman, Joseph. person
associatedWith Dale, Richard, 1756-1826. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Eastman family. family
associatedWith Ferguson, Eugene S. person
associatedWith Field, William B. Osgood, collector. person
associatedWith Houston family. family
associatedWith McHenry, James, 1753-1816, person
correspondedWith Murray, Alexander, 1754 or 5-1821 person
associatedWith Naval History Society corporateBody
associatedWith Ogden, Aaron, 1756-1839, person
correspondedWith Patterson, William, 1752-1835 person
associatedWith Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829. person
associatedWith President (ship). corporateBody
associatedWith Sever, James, d. 1845. person
associatedWith Smith, Robert, 1757-1842, person
associatedWith Sterett, Andrew, 1778-1807. person
associatedWith Stoddert, Benjamin, 1751-1813. person
correspondedWith Swartwout, Samuel, 1783-1856 person
associatedWith Talbot family. family
correspondedWith Tingey, Thomas, 1750-1829 person
associatedWith Tompkins, Daniel D., 1774-1825. person
associatedWith Truxton-Decatur Naval Museum (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Truxtun family. family
associatedWith Truxtun, William Talbot, 1824-1887. person
associatedWith United States Darien Exploring Expedition (1871 and 1873) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy corporateBody
associatedWith Van Dreiull family. family
associatedWith Williams family. family
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (N.Y.)
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
West Indies
United States
United States
United States
Subject
Sheriff
Merchant ships
Harbors
Navies--History
Naval art and science--History
French spoliation claims--Cases
Sheriffs--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Sea-power--History
Privateering
Occupation
Naval officers
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Birth 1755-02-17

Death 1822-05-05

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