Oliver Hazard Perry papers  1796-1969 (bulk 1812-1819)
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Additional Descriptive Data

Alternate Locations

The stereoview titled "Perry's Victory" is located in the Clements Library's Graphics Division.

The following maps are located in the Clements Library Maps Division:

The following book is located in the Clements Library Books Division:

Middlebrook, Elijah. Middlebrook's Almanac for the Year of Our Lord 1839: Being the Third after Bissextile, or Leap Year, and the Latter Part of the 63d And Beginning of the 64th of the Independence of the United States of America. New Haven, 1838.

Related Materials

In addition to this finding aid, the Clements Library has created a Correspondence Inventory.

The following collections contain letters to or from Oliver Hazard Perry:

  • The Russell-McCabe Autograph Album , January 14, 1813
  • The Charles Morris Papers, June 1, 1819, from Smith Thompson
  • The David and David D. Porter Papers, July 14, 1815, from David Porter
  • The Turner-Harlan Family Papers, Oliver Hazard Perry ALS to his mother, ca. 1807-1808, informing her of the death of Benjamin Turner, who was killed in a duel over an argument about Shakespeare's plays.

The following Clements Library collections contain material related to Perry activities during the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812:

The Clements Library also has material related to Perry's brother Matthew C. Perry in the Japanese manuscript collection and in the Thomas C. Dudley papers.

The Clements Library Graphics Division has several visual items related to Perry:


Baker, Robert G. "Perry, Oliver Hazard." American National Biography . Oxford University Press, 2000.

Cooper, James Fenimore, and Tristam Burges. The Battle of Lake Erie: Or, Answers to Messrs. Burges, Duer, and Mackenzie. Cooperstown: H. & E. Phinney, 1843.

Mackenzie, Alexander Slidell. The Life of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. New York: Harper & brothers, 1840.