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MS Am 1439

Talbot, Silas, 1751-1813. Silas Talbot papers: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1439
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Talbot, Silas, 1751-1813.
Title: Silas Talbot papers,
Date(s): 1778-1806.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.3 linear ft.).)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Primarily correspondence of Continental Navy captain and New York congressman Silas Talbot concerning his naval career.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*42M-567 - *42M-603, *42M-605.
Gift of John W. Blodgett, Jr., of Grand Rapids, Michigan; received: 1941 March 26.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Silas Talbot Papers (MS Am 1439). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Talbot, a naval officer, was a captain in the Continental Navy during the American Revolution, a New York congressman (1792-1795) and commander of Santo Domingo station (1799-1800).


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, the bulk pertaining to Talbot's naval career. Includes letters he wrote while on board the U.S. frigate Constitution, 1799-1801, cruising in the West Indies. One, 1799, to John Adams, contains Talbot's summary of his services during the Revolution. Also includes manuscript agreements, 1780?, between the owner and the company of the privateer ship General Washington which Talbot commanded.

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