Papers of Edward Preble, 1680-1912 (bulk 1799-1809).


Preble, Edward, 1761-1807. Papers of Edward Preble, 1680-1912 (bulk 1799-1809).

Papers of Edward Preble, 1680-1912 (bulk 1799-1809).

Correspondence, diary, journals, account books, ships' papers and logbooks, muster rolls, signal books, family papers, and other material relating primarily to Preble's naval service. Includes Preble's journals (1803-1804) as commander of the U.S. Navy Mediterranean Squadron, flagship Constitution (Frigate), during the Tripolitan war; Isaac Chauncey's journal (25 June-6. August 1804) on the John Adams (Ship); and logbooks and other records of the Argus (Brig), Constitution (Frigate), Essex (Frigate), John Adams (Ship), Ranger (Sloop), Pickering (Brig), and Traveller (Smack). Of special note is a letter from officers of the Philadelphia (Frigate) regarding its loss at Tripoli (1804). Family correspondents include Preble's wife, Mary, and brothers, Ebenezer and Henry. Other correspondents include John Francis Edward Acton, William Bainbridge, James Barron, James L. Cathcart, Isaac Chauncey, Jacob Crowninshield, George Davis, Stephen Decatur, William Eaton, Charles W. Goldsborough, William Higgens, Isaac Hull, Ralph Izard, Jr., Jacob Jones, Tobias Lear, James Prince, John Rodgers, Robert Smith, Benjamin Stoddert, and representatives of Yūsuf Bāshā al-Qaramānlī, Pasha of Tripoli.

5,000 items.58 containers.1 microfilm reel.8.6 linear feet.





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