Isaac Chauncey papers  1801-1818
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The following list offers a selection of Clements Library collections containing Chauncey letters and items related to the War of 1812 or the Barbary Wars:

  • The Jacob J. Brown papers: letter by Chauncey dated September 14, 1816.
  • The Thomas J. Chew family papers: letter from Isaac Chauncey to John Grace (July 7, 1802), as well as 9 other Chauney-related items.
  • The David P. Harris collection: "Fifteen Personal Letters from Prominent Figures in America's Early Years": letter from Chauncey to Captain John Rodgers concerning the death of Chauncey's son (January 22, 1812).
  • The Tobias Lear papers: two journals regarding the negotiations with the Barbary States.
  • The Miscellaneous collection: letter from Freeman to Samuel F. Hooker, dated Jan. 25, 1826, regarding recent actions of Isaac Chauncey.
  • The Charles Morris papers: two items related to Isaac Chauncey.
  • The Oliver Hazard Perry papers: 17 items either written by or related to Isaac Chauncey.
  • The John Rodgers papers: several letters to and from Chauncey before and during the War of 1812.
  • The Hubert S. Smith Naval letters and documents : three letters written by Isaac Chauncey, dated February 11, 1834, November 27, 1837, and August 9, 1838.

The following Broadside and Map are also related to this collection:

The New York Historical Society holds six of Chauncey's letter books and a book of Navy Department accounts (1812-1815).

The Naval Historical Center in Washington, D.C., owns Chauncey's official correspondence and his captains' letters.


Fredriksen, John C. "Chauncey, Isaac." American National Biography Online . Oxford University Press, 2000.

The Clements Library holds the following related items that describe Chauncey's part in the War of 1812: