Contents and Arrangement

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

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

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.

Collection History

Custodial History:

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.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Letters from Jesse Robinson to J.D. Watkins, Ships Orders; James Edward Calhoun Correspondence, C1025, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1