James Barron Correspondence (Coll. 12)


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of James Barron

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Indexes

Detailed Description of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Barron, James, 1769-1851
Title: James Barron Correspondence
Dates: 1833-1843
Extent: 1 box (71 pieces)
Abstract: This is a collection of correspondence primarily to James Barron, commander of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, from Mahlon Dickerson, James K. Paulding, John Rodgers, and Isaac Chauncey, regarding construction of the store ship RELIEF. The vessel was to be used for the exploring expedition commanded by Charles Wilkes. Included are letters to Charles Stewart, Barron's successor, and to John C. Jay.
Identification: Coll. 12

Biography of James Barron

Commodore James Barron was commander of the Navy Yard at Philadelphia, when the store ship RELIEF was constructed to participate in the major exploration in the Pacific Ocean (1838-1842) led by Lieutenant Charles Wilkes.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division.

Restrictions on Use

Various copying restriction apply. Guidelines are available from the Manuscripts Division. See also: Mystic Seaport's copyright notice.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the G. W. Blunt White Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Chauncey, Isaac, 1772-1840
Dickerson, Mahlon, 1770-1853
Jay, John C. (John Clarkson), 1808-1891
Jones, Thomas Ap Catesby, 1790-1858
Paulding, James Kirke, 1778-1860
Rodgers, John, 1773-1838
Stewart, Charles, 1778-1869
Wilkes, Charles, 1798-1877

Organizations and Vessels:

Philadelphia Naval Shipyard (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Relief (Ship)
United States. Navy--Officers

Places:

Antarctica--Discovery and exploration

Subjects:

Discoveries in geography
Navy-yards and naval stations--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)

Document Types:

Letters

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 12, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Indexes

Index to Personal and Corporate Names

NOTE: The fraction(s) indicate the Box and Folder numbers where that particular reference can be found. For example, the researcher will find information about W.S.T. Anderson in Box 1, Folder 5 of the collection.
Anderson, W.S.T. 1/5
Chauncey & Morris 1/1
Chauncey, Isaac 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6
Dickerson, Mahlon 1/4, 1/5, 1/6
Dourin, ? (Lieut.) 1/5
Howell, Amos 1/4
Jay, John C. 1/6
Jones, Thomas 1/3, 1/4
Lenthall, John 1/1
Patterson, ? (Commander) 1/6
Paulding, James K. 1/6
Riddle, ? (Midshipman) 1/5
Ridgely, ? (Commander) 1/3
Rogers, John 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5
Rutherford, John 1/6
Spencer, ? 1/5
Stewart, Charles 1/6
Warrington, ? (Commander) 1/3
Wilkes, ? (Lieut.) 1/1

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Index to Vessel Names

NOTE: The fraction(s) indicate the Box and Folder numbers where that particular reference can be found. For example, the researcher will find information about the frigate MACEDONIAN in Box 1, Folder 3 of the collection.
MACEDONIAN (Frigate) 1/3
PENNSYLVANIAN 1/3
RELIEF (Ship) 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6
WARREN (Sloop of war) 1/1

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Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Correspondence; 1833-1843.
Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence, including instructions relative to material for the Wilkes Expedition and a store ship to be built in the yard; 1833-1835
2 Correspondence, including instructions relative to construction of the store ship; 1836 Jan-May
3 Correspondence, including instructions relative to construction of the store ship and letter of instruction requesting a report of inventory of vessels, materials, improvements, and vessels under construction at the yard; 1936 Jun-Aug
4 Correspondence, including instructions relative to construction of the store ship, in addition to a report of its launching; 1836 Sep-Oct
5 Correspondence, including instructions relative to outfitting the store ship RELIEF, in addition to information on personnel assigned to the ship RELIEF for the exploring expedition; 1836 Nov-Dec
6 Correspondence, including information relative to the exploring mission; 1837-1843

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