3 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Wilkes, Charles, 1798-1877.

  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.

  2. Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough papers, 1797-1874

    8,000 items. 27 containers plus 2 oversize. 7 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Naval officer. Correspondence, military records, financial papers, printed material, illustrations, and other papers concerning Goldsborough's career in the United States Navy.

  3. Gideon Welles papers, 1777-1911

    15,070 items. 45 containers plus 1 oversize. 18.2 linear feet. 36 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Secretary of the navy and newspaper editor. Correspondence, diaries, writings, naval records, scrapbooks, and other papers relating to Welles's work as editor of the Hartford Times; his activities as a member of the Democratic Party and, later, the Republican Party in state and national politics; the role of the navy in the Civil War; and the presidential administrations of Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson.