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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.
Document Type Manuscript
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
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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