Papers, 1812-1865.

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Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865. Papers, 1812-1865.

Papers, 1812-1865.

The Samuel Francis Du Pont Papers include correspondence with more than 1,500 individuals. There is a good deal of official and semi-official correspondence describing naval practices and policies as well as Du Pont's career. Of particular interest are letters from British diplomats and naval officers during the 1840s and 50s describing the operations of the British Navy. Letters received from William B. Reed, American minister to China, document the negotiations leading up to the Treaty of Tientsin which opened up China to western trade. Letters from American missionaries Samuel Wells and William and Edward Syle describe the missionary movement in China and efforts to eradicate the opium trade. The files also contain correspondence reflecting Du Pont's role in the Naval Efficiency Board and the reform movement which sought to modernize the navy as it moved into the age of steam.

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Christ Church Christiana Hundred (Greenville, Del.)

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Christ Church Christiana Hundred is an Episcopal church in Greenville, Delaware. It was founded in 1848 with the help of the du Pont family and Reverend Samuel Brincklé of the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware. For many years Christ Church served as a church for the du Pont family and their employees, but now serves a larger community. In 1848, Alfred Lee, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware, appointed Reverend Samuel Brincklé a missionary for New Castle County. As...

Sherman, Thomas W. (Thomas West), 1813-1879

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Graduate of the U.S. Military Academy in 1836 and appointed Brigadier General May 1861. From the description of Letters, May 24, 1861. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 54801940 Thomas West Sherman was a U.S. Army officer who served in the Mexican-American War and the U.S. Civil War. After graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1836, he was commissioned second lieutenant in the 3rd U.S. Artillery and played a significant...

Sherman, John, 1823-1900

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U.S. secretary of state and secretary of the treasury, and U.S. senator and representative from Ohio. From the description of Papers of John Sherman, 1836-1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71066449 U.S. Senator from Ohio and brother of General William T. Sherman. From the description of Franked envelope, April 12, [1800s]. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 123416138 Ohio politician, John Sherman, served as U. S. Representativ...

Rodgers, John, 1812-1882

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American naval officer. From the description of Autograph note signed : Alexandria, to General McDowell, 1862 Apr. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270656128 From the description of Letter signed : Mare Island, California, to Mr. Fletcher, Inspector of Machinery afloat, 1873 Dec. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270656131 John Rodgers, Jr., United States naval officer. Rodgers was born near Havre De Grace, Maryland, on August 8, 1812. The son of Comm...

Du Pont, Victor, 1828-1888

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Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager), 1815-1872

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Union general, from New York, N.Y. From the description of Papers, 1861-1865. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19657414 Union general, lawyer, and businessman. From the description of Civil War letter, 1862 Mar. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70973068 Army officer, lawyer, and businessman. From the description of H.W. Halleck papers, 1843-1896 (bulk 1862). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981165 American general. ...

Jenkins, Thornton A. (Thornton Alexander), 1811-1893

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American naval officer. From the description of Order signed : Washington, 1866 Sept. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270495574 ...

Du Pont, Victor Marie, 1767-1827

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Victor du Pont (1767-1827) was born in Paris, the eldest son of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours. After completing his education, he was employed as one of three sous-chiefs in his father's office at the Bureau du Commerce in Paris. In 1787 he obtained a position as private secretary to the Comte de Moustier, the French minister to the United States. In 1791 he was named aide-de-camp to General Lafayette, and the next year he was appointed secretary to the French legation in Philadelphia. In 179...

Reynolds, William, 1815-1879

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Naval officer. From the description of Papers of William Reynolds, 1877-1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82229822 ...

Stockton, Robert Field, 1795-1866

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U.S. naval officer. From the description of Papers, 1846-1847. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 28420479 Second American military governor of Calif. Territory (July 29, 1846-Jan. 19, 1847); U.S. naval officer and Commander of the U.S.S. Frigate Congress. From the description of R.F. Stockton proclamation : ms, 1847 Jan. 11. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122508929 American military governor of Calif. Territory (J...

New York Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations (1853-1854)

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Isherwood, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1822-1915

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Upshur, A. P. (Abel Parker), 1790-1844

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Abel Parker Upshur (June 17, 1790 - February 28, 1844) was an American lawyer, judge and politician from Virginia. Upshur was active in Virginia state politics and later served as Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of State during the Whig administration of President John Tyler. From the description of Letter, February 9, 1842. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 18168810 U.S. secretary of the navy, jurist, and Virginia public official. From the description...

Kane, Elisha Kent, 1820-1857

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Elisha Kent Kane was an American naval surgeon and explorer who commanded the second Grinnell Expedition to the Arctic, 1853-1855. From the description of Elisha Kent Kane letter, Philadelphia, Pa., to Bayard Taylor, 1856. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 34242180 Elisha Kent Kane was a physician and explorer. From the description of Papers, 1830s-1860s. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122616028 ...

Blake, George S. (George Smith), 1803-1871

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George Smith Blake (1803-1871) was the son of Francis Blake (1774-1817). He entered the Navy as a very young man and rose to the rank of commodore before his retirement. From the description of Letters, 1857-1863. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191259177 Alfred T. Mahan, naval officer, was born in 1840. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1859. He served as second president of the Naval War College, 1885-1886 and again in 1892-1893. His Influence...

Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869

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Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) was the 14th President of the United States (1853-1857). Prior to his presidency he served in both the House of Representatives (1833-1837) and the Senate (1837-1842) as a legislator from New Hampshire. Although a Northerner, he sympathized with the Southern cause during the American Civil War and was good friends with Jefferson Davis....

Lenthall, John, 1807-1882

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John Lenthall (B. 1807 d. 1882), naval architect, student, and collector of books and documents pertaining to the construction of naval and merchant ships, was Chief of the U.S. Bureau of Construction, Equipment, and Repairs (1853-63), and its successor, the U.S. Bureau of Construction and Repair (1863-71). From the description of Collection of ship plans and drawings by John Lenthall's mentors, 1790-1853. (Independence Seaport Museum). WorldCat record id: 24843472 Architect...

Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883

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St. Louis, Missouri, lawyer; U.S district attorney, Missouri, 1839-1841; mayor, St. Louis, 1842-1843; judge, Court of Common Pleas, 1843-1849; first solicitor, U.S. Court of Claims, 1855; counsel for Dred Scott, 1856; postmaster general, 1860-1864; Maryland congressman, 1878. From the description of Letter: Wash[ington, D.C.] to Rev[erend] W[illiam] B[uell] Sprague, Albany, N.Y., 1865 Nov. 20. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27327626 Montgomery Bl...

Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886

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American minister to England. From the description of Autograph letter in third person : [London], to Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1866 June 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129739 Author and legislator of Boston, Mass.; minister to Great Britain. From the description of Letter of Charles Francis Adams [manuscript], 1850 November 9. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647874258 American diplomat, lawyer, and biographer; son of John Quincy Adams, 1...

Reed, William B. (William Bradford), 1806-1876

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American writer, editor and publisher. From the description of Letter : to [James Thomas] Fields, 1870 Dec. 10. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122625073 Lawyer and diplomat. From the description of Papers [microform], 1857-1860. (Oberlin College Library). WorldCat record id: 35721445 From the description of Papers of William B. Reed, 1857-1860. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452370 ...

Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890

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JCF served as Territorial Governor of Arizona 1878-1881. From the description of ALS, 1879 July 2 : [New York], to Mr. [Charles Edward] Lester. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15615926 Narciso Botello, secretary of the Ayuntamientos in 1836, secretary to Governor Flores in 1847. From the description of Articulos de capitulacion hecha el dia trece de Enero de mil ochocientos, cuarenta y siete por D. José Antonio Carrillo Comandante de Escu...

Semmes, Raphael, 1809-1877

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Officer in the U.S. Navy and in the Confederate Navy, from Mobile, Ala. From the description of Papers, 1861-1872. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20313995 ...

Magruder, George A., 1799-1871

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Astor, John Jacob, 1822-1890

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Congress (Frigate : 1794-1834)

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Forbes, R. B. (Robert Bennet), 1804-1889

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Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889

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Mary Ann Lamar Cobb (1818-1889), wife of Gen. Howell Cobb (1815-1868). From the description of Letter to Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, 1888 Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476494 Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was born in Kentucky. He attended Transylvania University for a short time before enrolling at West Point in 1824, at the age of 16. He graduated in 1828 and immediately joined the First Infantry. His regiment was engaged in the Blackhawk War of 1831. In 1833, he became a...

Shubrick, William Branford, 1790-1874

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U. S. naval officer. From the description of Letter to "Dr. [Spruston?] [manuscript], 1834 April 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647993598 Naval officer. From the description of William Branford Shubrick correspondence, 1863. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980458 Epithet: Captain; USN; Commanding American Pacific Squadron; Rear-Admiral 1862 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81...

Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 1806-1873

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American naval officer and oceanographer. From the description of Letter to Capt. Charles Wilkes [manuscript], 1848 March 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647808228 From the description of Letter to Andrew Hull Foote [manuscript], 1856 April 4. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647817495 Epithet: Astronomer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000135.0x000219 ...

Godon, Sylvanus W. (Sylvanus William), 1809-1879.

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