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Samuel Francis Du Pont Naval Papers, 1817-1859

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Samuel Francis Du Pont Naval Papers, 1817-1859: Finding Aid

United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
589 McNair Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
Phone: 410-293-6922
http://usna.edu/Library/sca/

Published in August 2014



Summary Information

Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
Creator: Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865
Title: Samuel Francis Du Pont Papers
Dates: 1817-1859
Size: 2.5 linear feet (19 volumes)
Abstract: Samuel Francis Du Pont, of the prominent Du Ponts of Delaware, was an Admiral in the United States Navy. The Du Pont Papers are the product of his U.S. Navy career from his time as a midshipman through his command of U.S.S. Minnesota, two years shy of the outbreak of the Civil War. The materials focus primarily on the day-to-day operations, and general organization of, the ships on which Du Pont was stationed or in command of.
Call number: MS 2
Language(s) of material: English

Custodial History

Journal of the U.S.S. Franklin and the U.S.S. Erie, 1817-1819 was formerly cataloged as MS 3.

Journal of the U.S.S. Erie and U.S.S. Constitution, 1819-1821 was formerly cataloged as MS 4.

Journal of the U.S.S. Congress and the U.S.S. North Carolina, 1822-1827 was formerly cataloged as MS 25.

Watch-, Quarter-, and Station-Bill of the U.S.S. Ohio, 1838 was formerly cataloged as MS 21.

Quarter-Bill of the Fourth Division of the U.S.S. Ohio, 1839 was formerly cataloged as MS 69.

Station-Bill and Liberty List of the U.S.S. Ohio, 1839 was formerly cataloged as MS 68.

Watch-Bill and Liberty List of the Fourth Division of the U.S.S. Ohio, 1839 was formerly cataloged as MS 67.

Journal of the U.S.S. Perry, 1843-1844 was formerly cataloged as MS 48.

Abstract Journal of the U.S.S. Congress and the U.S.S. Cyane, 1843-1848 was formerly cataloged as MS 49.

Journal of a cruise in the U.S. Frigate Congress, 1845-1846 was formerly cataloged as MS 26.

Journal of a cruise of the U.S. Frigate Congress and the U.S. Ship Cyane, 1845-1848 was formerly cataloged as MS 27.

Journal of a cruise of the U.S. Ship Cyane, 1846-1847, 1848 was formerly cataloged as MS 28.

Journal of a cruise of the U.S. Ship Cyane, 1847-1848 was formerly cataloged as MS 29.

Standing Orders U.S. Ship Cyane, 1846-1848 was formerly cataloged as MS 50.

Log of United States Frigate Minnesota, 1857-1858 was formerly cataloged as MS 12.

Log of United States Frigate Minnesota, 1858-1859 was formerly cataloged as MS 11.

Abstract journal of the U.S. Steam Frigate Minnesota, 1857-1859 was formerly cataloged as MS 13.

General orders for the U.S. Steam Frigate Minnesota, 1857 was formerly cataloged as MS 14.

U.S. Navy General Orders and Circulars, 1843-1857 was formerly cataloged as MS 39.

Provenance and Acquisition

Gifts of Mrs Samuel F. Du Pont in January 1872, February 1872, March 1873, and April 1873. Accession Nos. 13804, 13810, 13810 1/2, 13811, 13812, 13816, 13817, 13818, 13819, 13820, 13821, 13821A, 13822, 13824, 13826, 13827, 13835, 15151, 15225.

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