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Charles Wilkes papers, 1607-1959

Author: Charles Wilkes
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Microfilm : English
Database:WorldCat
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Correspondence, letterbooks, journals and diaries, autobiography, scientific tracts and notes detailing weather and tidal observations, legal and financial papers, genealogical charts, printed material, and other papers. Subjects include Wilkes's command of an expedition (1838-1842) to the Antarctic, islands in the Pacific, and the northwest coast of the U.S.; his work in Washington, D.C., preparing and publishing
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Observations
Named Person: Louis Agassiz; William Compton Bolton; James Dwight Dana; Joseph Drayton; Asa Gray; J M Mason; George B McClellan; John Slidell; Fred D Stuart; Gideon Welles; Eliza Wilkes; Jane Wilkes; Jane Renwick Wilkes; John Wilkes; Mary Lynch Bolton Wilkes; Wilkes family.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Wilkes
OCLC Number: 70979874
Language Note: Collection material in English.
Reproduction Notes: Microfilm produced from originals in the Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service.
Description: 6,500 items. 45 containers plus 3 oversize plus 1 vault container. 26 microfilm reels. 18 linear feet.

Abstract:

Correspondence, letterbooks, journals and diaries, autobiography, scientific tracts and notes detailing weather and tidal observations, legal and financial papers, genealogical charts, printed material, and other papers. Subjects include Wilkes's command of an expedition (1838-1842) to the Antarctic, islands in the Pacific, and the northwest coast of the U.S.; his work in Washington, D.C., preparing and publishing (1843-1863) information collected by the expedition; his capture of J.M. Mason and John Slidell in the Trent affair (1861); and his command of the James River Flotilla and the West India Squadron during the Civil War. Subjects include efforts to capture Confederate destroyers, commerce in the North, and dissatisfaction with American leadership during the Civil War; and an outbreak of cholera in Germany in 1873. Also includes letterbooks (1817-1841) of William Compton Bolton. Correspondents include Louis Agassiz, James Dwight Dana, Joseph Drayton, Asa Gray, George Brinton McClellan, Fred D. Stuart, and Gideon Welles.

Family papers include correspondence of Charles Wilkes, his children John, Jane, and Eliza, and his wives Jane Renwick Wilkes and Mary Lynch Bolton Wilkes; genealogies; and marriage and building contracts, leases, inventories, promissory notes, trust agreements, and debt records dating from the seventeenth century concerning the family in England and America.

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