Letters to Matthew Calbraith Perry from various correspondents, 1799-1945.


Letters to Matthew Calbraith Perry from various correspondents, 1799-1945.

Letters to American naval officer Matthew Perry, many pertaining to naval affairs.

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SNAC Resource ID: 6383838

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