Oliver Hazard Perry papers, 1796-1969.


William L. Clements Library. Oliver Hazard Perry papers, 1796-1969.

Oliver Hazard Perry papers, 1796-1969.

The Oliver Hazard Perry papers contain Perry's naval and personal letters, as well as material related to members of the Perry family. The collection documents Perry's activities during the War of 1812, including his victory at Lake Erie and the ensuing controversy surrounding the conflict; his service in the Mediterranean; his final mission to Venezuela; and the reaction to his death. Also documented are Perry's father, Captain Christopher Raymond Perry (1761-1818); his brother, Commander Mathew Calbraith Perry (1794-1858); his wife, Elizabeth C. Mason Perry (1791-1858); and various other relatives.

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