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

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Series 19. Alexander Gallop (1826-1837)

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the journal of Alexander Gallop aboard vessels including US Frigate Brandywine (September 3 1826 - July 10 1827) and US Schooner   Dolphin (Laurence Rousseau Commander, July 10 1827 - October 9 1829), the latter to Callao, Peru. As well as a chronological record of the cruises, the volume includes clippings, poems, the ship's regulations, news of the deaths of Gallop's brother James in 1827 and sister Emily in 1828, as well as later annotations.

Historical Note

Brandywine, which had transported the Marquis de Lafayette back to France in 1825 after his triumphal tour of the United States, left New York City on September 3, 1826, as the flagship of Commodore Jacob Jones and carrying a relief crew for   Dolphin. Its tour of duty in the Pacific included protecting American citizens, especially merchant seamen being impressed into service by the Peruvian navy. Until August 1826,   Dolphin had cruised the Pacific coast of South America searching for mutineers of the whaler   Globe, returning to Callao with the two surviving members.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 1 Journal Kept While on USS Dolphin and USS  Brandywine
1826-1837

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