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|Title||Letters of Samuel Francis Du Pont|
|Reference||W9-1984 - W9-2016|
|Library||Hagley Museum and Library|
|Date||Jul - Dec 1858|
|Description||Correspondence from Samuel Francis Du Pont. The letters from The Hagley Museum and Library include personal and naval correspondence from Samuel Francis Du Pont detailing his voyage to China aboard the Minnesota in 1859. Certain letters in the collection detail the health of the crew, including an account of an outbreak of cholera. The letters include a painting of Commissioner Yeh by a Chinese artist and a painting of the city of Tianjin, North China.|
|Theme(s)||Transport and Communication; Trade and Commerce|
|Keywords||admiral, blockade, cabin, cholera, Christian, Christmas, climate, culture, crew, death, employment, feng shui, foreign policy, gender, gift, government, health, mail, mail steamer, manners and customs, minister, missionary, morale, officer, painting, porcelain, railway, religion, salary, salute, steamer, voyage, warship, xenophobia|
|Countries||China; Korea; Japan; USA|
|Places||Hong Kong; Shanghai; Nagasake; Yangtze River; Tianjin; Cape of Good Hope; Bombay; Boston; Manila; Singapore; Whampoa; Peiho River|
|Ports||Hong Kong, China; Shanghai China; Singapore, Singapore; Boston, USA|
|Ships||Minnesota, Powhatan, Antelope, Philadelphia|
|People||Samuel Francis Du Pont; William Reed; Lord Elgin; Ye Mingchen; James Stokes Biddle|
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.
Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the Hagley Museum and Library collection catalogue. Catalog Records (c) 2013, by The Hagley Museum & Library. All rights reserved.
|Copyright||Content compilation (c) 2013, by the Hagley Museum & Library. All rights reserved.|