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MS Am 1815

Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858, recipient. Letters to Matthew Calbraith Perry from various correspondents: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1815
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858, recipient.
Title: Letters to Matthew Calbraith Perry from various correspondents,
Date(s): 1799-1945.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Letters to American naval officer Matthew Perry, many pertaining to naval affairs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*65M-25. Gift of Mrs. George Tilton, Littleton, New Hampshire; received: 1965 July 15.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Letters to Matthew Calbraith Perry from Various Correspondents (MS Am 1815). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Perry was an American naval officer, best known for negotiating the treaty that opened Japan to trade with the West.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Contains letters to Perry, many pertaining to naval affairs and letters between third parties.

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