John Rodgers papers  1796-1908 (bulk 1801-1836)
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Additional Descriptive Data

Prominent naval contributors include:

  • Barron, James, Commander of the Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • Barron, Samuel, Commodore
  • Bullus, John, Naval Agent
  • Chauncey, Isaac, Commander
  • Crowninshield, Benjamin Williams, Secretary of the Navy
  • Goldsborough, Charles Washington, Chief Clerk of the Navy
  • Hamilton, Paul, Secretary of the Navy
  • Hull, Isaac, Captain
  • Lear, Tobias, Peace Envoy
  • Perry, Matthew Calbraith, Commodore
  • Patterson, Daniel Todd, Commodore
  • Porter, David, Captain
  • Smith, Robert, Secretary of the Navy
  • Smith, Samuel, Major General (Baltimore headquarters)
Related Materials

The following collections contain letters concerning John Rodgers:

  • The David Baldwin papers and the Loammi Baldwin papers: A letter from Rodgers to Lewis Warrington, December 16, 1835; a reply from December 29, 1835; and two to Loammi Baldwin, January 6 and 20, 1836.
  • The Isaac Chauncey papers: Documents regarding the naval operations of the War of 1812 and the two Barbary Wars.
  • Thomas J. Chew family papers: Two Rodgers letters to Thomas Chew, January 11, 1821 and February 20, 1829.
  • The Oliver Hazard Perry papers: A letter from Rodgers to J.S. Macpherson, n.d., and 8 items to Oliver Perry between August 13, 1809-January 11, 1820.
  • The David and David Dixon Porter papers: Three items from Porter to Rodgers, December 5, 1820, December 9, 1823, and April 13, 1824.
  • The Hubert S. Smith Naval Collection: A letter from Rodgers to J. Bullus, December 14, 1810.
  • The Isaac Story papers: A letter from Rodgers to Joseph Story, November 32, 1822.
  • The Christopher Van Deventer papers: A letter from Rodgers to Alexander Macomb, April 30, 1822.

The following Clements Library books and broadsides relate to John Rodgers:

The Naval Historical Center in Washington D.C., the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the New York Historical Society all hold collections of John Rodgers papers.


Maloney, Linda M. "Rodgers, John." American National Biography Online. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.