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Title Letter Book - Cruise of Minnesota
Reference W9-3267
Library Hagley Museum and Library
Date 1857-1859
Description This letter book of the Cruise of the Minnesota is from The Hagley Library and Museum. The letter book details the voyage of the Minnesota to China from the United States from 1857-1859. The letter book includes naval correspondence discussing the crew, life on-board ship and navigation.
Document Type Logbook, Manuscript
Theme(s) Trade and Commerce; Exploration and Discovery
Keywords Chinese law, cholera, climate, coal, conflict, crew, crime, death, desertion, employment, extraterritoriality, government, health, inspection, midshipman, mutiny, navigation, sailor, training, treaty ports, voyage
Countries China; USA; Japan; Philippines
Places Philadelphia; New York; Cape of Good Hope; Sunda Strait; Indian Ocean; Macao; Whampoa; Canton; Manila; Shanghai; Singapore; Washington; D.C.
Ports Canton, China; New York, USA; Philadelphia, USA; Shanghai, China; Singapore, Singapore
Ships Minnesota, Antelope
People Samuel Francis du Pont; William Bradford Reed; William L Hudson
Additional Information Samuel Francis Du Pont (1803-1865) was a career naval officer who commanded the South Atlantic Squadron for the Union during the Civil War. His papers include personal and naval correspondence and journals describing his voyage.

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