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Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858



  • Existence: 1794 - 1858


Matthew Calbraith Perry (1794-1858), Commodore of the United States Navy who commanded ships in several wars, including the War of 1812 and the Mexican–American War (1846–1848).

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Letter : U. S. Ship Macedonia, Port Praya, West Africa, to Lieut. Commdt. T. T. Craven, 1844 May 22

 Part of Collection — Box 22: [Barcode: 39002137224987], Folder: GROUP 388, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

ALS, to the commander of the U. S. Brig Porpoise, regarding conveyance of Benjamin Fuller to the United States for trial for mutiny.

Dates: 1844 May 22

Samuel Lockwood papers

Call Number: MS 726
Abstract: Correspondence, letterbooks, orders, journals, commissions, log extracts, mess receipts, handbook of naval rules and regulations, and other papers of Commodore Samuel Lockwood of the U.S. Navy. The papers relate principally to Lockwood's service in the War with Mexico, his command of the sloop Cyane in the Pacific Squadron, 1858-1860, and his command of the steamer Daylight as part of the Union blockade of the Confederate coast. Correspondents include...
Dates: 1822-1885

Benajah Ticknor papers

Call Number: MS 495

Journals, letterbook, medical notes, and essays of Benajah Ticknor, doctor and surgeon with the U.S. Navy. Of primary importance are the journals which describe journeys made by Ticknor with the Navy to South America, the Far East, and Europe.

Dates: 1818-1852

Samuel Wells Williams family papers

Call Number: MS 547
Summary: The papers include correspondence (comprising over half of the collection), manuscripts of Samuel Wells Williams's Syllabic Dictionary of the Chinese Language, themes and lecture notes by Frederick Wells Williams, diaries, newspaper clippings, articles on China, maps, and pictures. The bulk of the correspondence relates to S. W. Williams, missionary, diplomat, and sinologue. The period between 1845 and 1855 has extensive correspondence with missionaries and...
Dates: 1809-1983, bulk 1809-1941