Silas Talbot papers
Primarily correspondence of Continental Navy captain and New York congressman Silas Talbot concerning his naval career.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
Extent.3 linear feet (1 box)
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.
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
*42M-567 - *42M-603, *42M-605.
Gift of John W. Blodgett, Jr., of Grand Rapids, Michigan; received: 1941 March 26.
Collections and items have been digitized with the generous support of The Polonsky Foundation.
- Talbot, Silas, 1751-1813. Silas Talbot papers: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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