1 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842).

  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.


    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.