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Title Letters of Samuel Francis Du Pont
Reference W9-1926 - W9-1947
Library Hagley Museum and Library
Date 1 Jul 1857 - 30 Dec 1857
Description Correspondence from Samuel Francis Du Pont. The letters from The Hagley Museum and Library include personal correspondence from Samuel to his wife Sophie Madeleine du Pont during his voyage to China aboard the Minnesota in 1857.
Document Type Correspondence, Manuscript
Theme(s) Transport and Communication; Politics, War and Diplomacy; Religion, Faith and Philosophy
Keywords admiral, ambassador, Bible, cabin, carpenter, Christian, climate, communication, crew, death, diet, employment, engineer, gale, gunmen, health, language, latitude, letter, mission, missionary, morale, navigation, navy, pidgin English, personal correspondence, population, religion, sailor, sailmaker, seaman duties, steamer, treaty, typhoon, voyage
Countries USA; Brazil; China; India; Russian
Places Boston; New York; Cape of Good Hope; Rio de Janeiro; Table Mountain; Ceylon; Sunda Strait; Java; Hong Kong; Shanghai; Macao; Beijing
Ports Boston, USA; Hong Kong, China; Shanghai, China
Ships Minnesota, Merimack
People Samuel Francis Du Pont; William Reed; Matthew Fontaine Maury; Robert Bennet Forbes; Sophie Madeleine du Pont; George S Blake
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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