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Guide to the Naval History Society Collection
1721-1995 (bulk 1781-1936)
  MS 439

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Series 36. Oliver Hazard Perry (before 1843)

Scope and Content

The series consists of a bound manuscript of James Fenimore Cooper's biography of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, beginning at page 18. Along with John Sanford Barnes's Foreword (see Historical Note), it includes a portrait of Cooper and other added small incidental sketches with naval motifs.

The manuscript has been microfilmed.

Historical Note

Cooper's biography of Commodore Perry was first published in Graham's Magazine in June, 1843, and then as a separate chapter in Volume 2 of his "Lives of distinguished naval officers" in 1846. According to John Sanford Barnes's Foreword to this volume, he purchased the manuscript at a sale by Bang and Co. bookdealers and had it bound in 1908. The date of purchase is not specified.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 1 Life of Commodore Perry by J. Fenimore Cooper
before 1843

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