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James Edward Calhoun Correspondence


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Calhoun, James Edward, 1798-1898.

James Edward Calhoun was a lieutenant in the United States Navy who was part of several naval cruises of United States ships to the West Indies (1817-1824), Gibraltar (1824-1825), and South America (1826-1829).

Consists of letters received by Calhoun mostly while on naval duty, some of the which are about the political situation in South America, chiefly Argentina, Uruguay, and the Falkland Islands, while others concern personal or business matters. They are in English and Spanish. Correspondents include Edward Bayard, Dr. James Bond, Joshua Bond, who was United States Consul in Argentina, and John D. Legaré. The correspondence from Joshua and James Bond concerns the independence of South American countries and the Spanish and British conflicts regarding the Falkland Islands. These letters were sent mainly from Montevideo and Buenos Aires while Calhoun was on board the U.S.S. Boston. The letters from Edward Bayard are personal letters, mostly in Spanish, sent from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Havana (Cuba).They give Calhoun an account of social events at the time when Bayard was traveling in South America and the West Indies. Letters by Legaré, mailed from Charleston, are about the sale of grain.

Arranged by accession number.

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

Gift of: Franklin H. Gates, Montclaire N.J on November 25, 1944. AM12308-12310.

Finding aid written by James Flannery on January 24, 2006. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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Collection Inventory

12 Letters from E. Bayard to James E. Calhoun, 1829-1835. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

5 Letters from Joshua Bond to James E. Calhoun, 1827-1832. 1 folder.
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1 folder

9 Letters from James E. Calhoun to James Bond, 1830-1835. 1 folder.
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1 folder

7 Letters from John D. Legare to James E. Calhoun, 1841-1843. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter from Joshua Bond to Francis Aquilar and 2 unsigned letters, 1827. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters from Jesse Robinson to J.D. Watkins, Ships Orders, 1837. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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