Rodgers family papers, 1791-1885 bulk 1800-1830.


Rodgers family papers, 1791-1885 bulk 1800-1830.

This collection contains more than seventy volumes of records pertaining to John Rodgers's naval career, including correspondence, general orders, requisition books, and ships' logs. Similar records highlight the careers of Commodore Matthew C. Perry, Rear Admiral John Rodgers, Rear Admiral Frederick Rodgers, Rear Admiral John Augustus Rodgers, Captain George Washington Rodgers, Commodore John D. Henley, naval Purser Henry Denison, and Midshipman Frederick Rodgers. Civil Engineer and Civil War Colonel Robert Smith Rodgers is represented by diaries, accounts, and correspondence. A handful of personal papers concern other members of the extended Rodgers family, including Minerva (Denison) Rodgers, Sarah (Perry) Rodgers, Julia (Slidell) Rodgers, John Slidell, Jane (Slidell) Perry, and Louisa Rodgers.

2 boxes, 157 vols., (12.25 linear ft.)


SNAC Resource ID: 6691386

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Constitution (Frigate) (corporateBody)

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Grand Gulf (Ship). (corporateBody)

Somers (Brig : 1842-1846) (corporateBody)

Wasp (Ship). (corporateBody)

Rodgers, Frederick, 1842-1917 (person)

Frederick W. Rodgers was a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy. From the description of Naval order, August 1, 1898. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 733310781 Biographical Note 1842, Oct. 3 Born, Harve de Grace, Md. 1857 1861 Midshipman, U...

Shark (Schooner) (corporateBody)

Independence (Ship : 1814-1913) (corporateBody)

Merchant vessel, out of New York, N.Y., mastered by F.D. Haskell on voyage 16 Oct. 1856-15 Feb. 1858; built at Phippsburg, Me. From the description of Logbook, 1856 Oct. 16-1858 Feb. 15. (Old Dartmouth Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70972437 ...

Erie (Ship) (corporateBody)

Whaling vessel; out of Fairhaven, Mass.; mastered by Jared J. Jernegan, 2nd, on voyage from 10 Nov. 1853-30 May 1857 to the Kodiak, Northwest Coast, Tuamatos, Vasquez, French Rock, New Zealand, and On the Line whaling grounds; owner-agent: Nathan Church; built at New York, N.Y., 1829. From the description of Logbook of the ship Erie, 1855 Apr. 15-1856 Mar. 18. (Old Dartmouth Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 71056720 Whaling vessel, out of Fairhaven, Mass., ma...

Boxer (Ship). (corporateBody)

Rodgers, George Washington, 1822-1863 (person)

Columbus (Ship : 1820-1851) (corporateBody)

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Levant (Ship : 1831-1855) (corporateBody)

Whaling vessel, out of Sag Harbor, N.Y., mastered by Mercator Cooper, on voyage from 7 Aug. 1851 to 1855 (lost; ending this voyage) to the off southwest coast of South Africa, Coast of Kamchatka, Chatham Island, Balleny Islands, Japan, and Anadyr Sea whaling grounds; agent-owner: Huntting Cooper; built at Newbury, Mass., 1831. From the description of Logbook of the ship Levant, 1851 Aug. 5-1854 Dec. 11. (Old Dartmouth Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 210269993 ...

Dahlgren, John Adolphus Bernard, 1809-1870 (person)

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Rodgers, Henry, -1854 (person)

Denison, Henry, 1782-1822 (person)

Porpoise (Schooner) (corporateBody)

United States. Navy. Mediterranean Squadron (corporateBody)

Rodgers, Frederick, 1811-1828 (person)

Henley, Elizabeth, 1788-1840 (person)

Philadelphia Naval Yard (Philadelphia, Pa.) (corporateBody)

Wadsworth, Louisa, 1786- (person)

Brandywine (Frigate) (corporateBody)

Asp (Ship). (corporateBody)

Albany (Ship). (corporateBody)

Denison, Ezra, -1799 (person)

Rodgers family. (family)

ohn Rodgers, born in Maryland in 1773, entered the United States Navy in 1798 as a lieutenant. He was soon promoted to captain and later became a commodore. Rodgers's distinguished naval career lasted more than forty years and included service during the Tripolitan War, the War of 1812, and more than two decades of service on the Board of Navy Commissioners, of which he was president. Three of his sons, Frederick, Henry, and John, followed him into the navy, as did several of his grandsons and g...

United States. Navy. African Squadron (corporateBody)

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United States. War Department (corporateBody)

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Marion (Ship) (corporateBody)

Barron, Samuel, -1810 (person)

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Ontario (Navire) (corporateBody)

Society for the Colonization of Free People of Color. (corporateBody)

Pensacola (Ship). (corporateBody)

Etna (Ship). (corporateBody)

Concord (Ship) (corporateBody)

New York Naval Yard (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

United States. Navy (corporateBody)

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Barron, James, 1769-1851 (person)

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Hornet (Ship). (corporateBody)

United States. Board of Navy Commissioners (corporateBody)

Georgia (Ship). (corporateBody)

Fairfield (Ship). (corporateBody)

Allen, William Henry, 1784-1813 (person)

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Wadsworth, Alexander S. (Alexander Scammel), 1790-1851 (person)

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Vesuvius (Ship). (corporateBody)

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Cumberland (Ship) (corporateBody)

Warren (Sloop of war) (corporateBody)

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Perry, Jane Slidell, 1797-1879. (person)

Slidell, John B. (person)

Constellation (Frigate) (corporateBody)

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Rodgers, Sarah Perry, 1818- (person)

Perry, Oliver Hazard, 1817-1864 (person)

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Maryland (Ship) (corporateBody)

Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Mass., mastered by J. Folger; owner-agent: Samuel Rodman & Co. From the description of Log/journal, 1821 May 2-1824 Nov. 5 [microform]. (Nantucket Hist Association). WorldCat record id: 71013838 ...

Rodgers, Robert Slidell. (person)

Rodgers, John, 1773-1838 (person)

U.S. Naval officer. From the description of Letter, 1812, Jan. 6 : Newport, Rhode Island, to William P.C. Barton. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 34992827 President of the United States Board of Navy Commissioners. From the description of Letters, 1818-1831. (Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 70926243 John Rodgers was born in Maryland in 1773. He joined the Navy in the 1790s and served in the Quasi War with France, th...

Dolphin (Ship) (corporateBody)

Congress (Frigate : 1794-1834) (corporateBody)

Denison, Gideon, 1753-1799 (person)

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Rodgers, John Augustus, 1848-1933 (person)

Revenge (Ship). (corporateBody)

St. Mary's (Ship). (corporateBody)

Falcon (Ship) (corporateBody)

Whaling vessel; out of New Bedford, Mass., mastered by Freeman Richmond on voyage from 17 July 1843-23 May 1846 to the Tristan, French Rock, Coast of Kamchatka, and Brazil Banks whaling grounds; owner-agent: Wilcox & Richmond; built at Medford, Mass., 1817. From the description of Logbook of the ship Falcon, 1843 July 20-1846 May 23. (Old Dartmouth Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 173273419 Whaling vessel; out of New Bedford, Mass., mastered by Joseph Bar...

President (Frigate) (corporateBody)

Forty-four gun sailing frigate; built 1800, in New York; flagship of Commodore Richard Dale in Mediterranean, 1801-1802; cruised in Mediterranean in 1804-1805; participated in actions against Tripoli in the Barbary; captured by the British 1815 and taken into Royal Navy; broken up at Portsmouth, Eng., 1817. From the description of Journal of the frigate President, 1805 Aug. 6-Sept. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 184725599 ...

Rodgers, Julia Slidell, b. 1824. (person)

Wave (Ship) (corporateBody)

Macedonian (Ship). (corporateBody)

Macomb, Ann Minerva Rodgers, 1824-1916 (person)

Rodgers, Robert Smith, 1810-1889 (person)

Colonel, 2nd Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry Regiment, U.S.A. From the description of Papers, 1827-1897. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20116017 ...

Nelly (Ship). (corporateBody)

Rodgers, Minerva Denison, 1784-1877 (person)

John Adams (Ship) (corporateBody)

Guerriere (Frigate) (corporateBody)

Mississippi (Side-wheel steamer) (corporateBody)

Argus (Navire) (corporateBody)

Henley, John D. (John Dandridge), 1781-1835 (person)

Meigs, Louisa Rodgers, 1817-1869. (person)

Monocacy (Side-wheel steamer). (corporateBody)

Santee (Frigate) (corporateBody)