US Frigate Potomac collection 1844-1847 1844-1845 Potomac, US Frigate collection


US Frigate Potomac collection, Potomac, US Frigate collection, 1844-1847, 1844-1845

US Frigate Potomac collection 1844-1847 1844-1845 Potomac, US Frigate collection

The US Frigate collection is made up of a letter book and logbook concerning the ship's service along the Atlantic coast, in the Gulf of Mexico, and in the Caribbean in the mid-1840s. The letter book contains correspondence between Captain John Gwinn and various navy officials from 1844-1847, and the log chronicles daily incidents onboard the from 1844-1845. Potomac Potomac

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Conner, David, 1792-1856 (person)

David Conner (1792-1856) was a United States naval officer. He served as Navy Commissioner; chief of the Bureau of Construction, Equipment and Repair; commander of the U.S. naval force in the Gulf of Mexico during the war with Mexico; and commandant of the naval base at Philadelphia. From the guide to the David Conner papers, 1816-1856, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Navy officer. From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to R...

Potomac (Frigate) (corporateBody)

U.S. frigate launched 1822; from 1832-1834 spent time in the Pacific on a voyage to Sumatra to punish pirates for their capture of a merchant ship from Salem, Mass., and the massacre of its crew; afterwards cruised to Brazil and other South American countries; decommissioned in 1877. From the description of Ship's log collection, 1832-1834. (Lynn Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70945395 ...

Gwinn, John, 1791-1849 (person)

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Mason, John Y. (John Young), 1799-1859 (person)

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Bancroft, George, 1800-1891 (person)

American historian and author. From the description of Note, an autograph, and a portrait, 1881. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367575323 Epithet: USA Minister in London British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000742.0x000160 Northampton, Massachusetts, historian and author; secretary of the Navy, 1845-1846; U.S. minister to Berlin, 1867-1874. From the description of Letter: Washington,...