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MS Am 1815.1.1

Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858. Matthew Calbraith Perry speech and family papers, 1857-1874: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1815.1.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858.
Title: Matthew Calbraith Perry speech and family papers,
Date(s): 1857-1874.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Draft of a speech written by American naval officer Matthew Calbraith Perry on American expansion in the Far East as well as letters by Perry family members.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

68M-128. Gift of Mr. August Belmont, 46 William Street New York, New York 10005; received: 1969 May 29.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Matthew Calbraith Perry Speech and Family Papers, 1857-1874 (MS Am 1815.1.1). 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.

Scope and Contents

Includes the draft of an speech, ca.1857, by Perry on American expansion in the Far East, two letters from Oliver Hazard Perry to Caroline (Perry) Belmont, and a letter from Christopher (Perry) Rogers to August Belmont.

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