Matthew Calbraith Perry correspondence, 1812-1878.


Matthew Calbraith Perry correspondence, 1812-1878.

Matthew Calbraith Perry correspondence, 1812-1878.

Letters written between American naval officer Matthew Calbraith Perry and various correspondents concerning Perry's expedition to Japan and other diplomatic matters.

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