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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1815

Letters to Matthew Calbraith Perry from various correspondents,

Letters to American naval officer Matthew Perry, many pertaining to naval affairs.


  • 1799-1945.

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1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.))

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

Biographical / Historical

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


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. Letters to Perry
  2. II. Other letters

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*65M-25. Gift of Mrs. George Tilton, Littleton, New Hampshire; received: 1965 July 15.
Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858, recipient. Letters to Matthew Calbraith Perry from various correspondents: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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