1 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Bolton, William Compton, -1849--Correspondence.

  1. Charles Wilkes papers, 1607-1959

    6,500 items. 45 containers plus 3 oversize plus 1 vault. 18 linear feet. 26 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Naval officer and explorer. Official and family correspondence, journals and diaries, legal and financial papers, autobiography and other writings, and scientific notebooks relating to Wilkes's command of an expedition (1838-1842) to the Antarctic, Hawaii and various other Pacific islands, and the northwest coast of the United States; his capture of J. M. Mason and John Slidell in the Trent affair (1861); and his command of the James River Flotilla and West India Squadron during the Civil War. Includes legal and business papers of the Wilkes family in England.