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Title Letters of Samuel Francis Du Pont
Reference W9-2017-W9-2053
Library Hagley Museum and Library
Date 1859
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. The letters detail the return journey of the Minnesota from China to the United States. It docked in Boston on May 29th 1859.
Document Type Manuscript
Theme(s) Transport and Communication; Politics, War and Diplomacy; Trade and Commerce
Keywords ambassador, climate, crew, customs and manners, diplomat, education, entertainment, gift, government, mail, mail steamer, marriage, midshipman, minister, missionary, navy, news, newspaper, personal correspondence, religion, sailor, social life, steamer, telegraph, train, voyage
Countries Sri Lanka; USA; India; China; United Kingdom; Japan
Places Galle; Colombo; Bombay; Hong Kong; Shanghai; Boston; Portugal; Singapore; Africa; Mozambique; New York; Cape of Good Hope; North Carolina
Ports Boston, USA
Company The Magnetic Telegraph Company
Ships Minnesota
People Samuel Francis Du Pont; William Reed; Sophie Madeleine du Pont; Lord Elgin; George S Blake; Issac Mayo
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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