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Identifier: Mss. 65 B27
Scope and Contents
Correspondence and papers of Commodore James Barron relating to his career in the United States Navy, and especially relating to The Chesapeake-Leopard Affair in 1807 and to his duel with Stephen Decatur. Collection includes photocopies of patents issued to Barron for his inventions and a typescript of William Oliver Stevens' An Affair of Honor, a biography of Barron. Correspondents include John Adams, Jesse Duncan Elliott, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Amos Kendall, Duff Green and Abel...
- Names: Upshur, A. P. (Abel Parker), 1790-1844
- Names: Decatur, Stephen, 1779-1820
- Subject: Correspondence