Richard Dale papers, 1780-1845


Date: 1780-1845 | Size: 1 microfilm_reel(s)


This collection contains letters (1801-1802) of Commodore Dale to William Bainbridge, Samuel Barron, William Eaton, David Humphreys, Rufus King, and to British, Algerian and Tripolitanian officials. There is also a miscellaneous collection of letters (1780-1845) of Charles Biddle, James Biddle, Mahlon Dickerson, John Paul Jones, John Y. Mason, Oliver H. Perry, Edward Preble, Benjamin Stoddert, Thomas Truxtun, and others. There is a journal by Dale on a voyage to Canton, 1787-1788.

Background note

Richard Dale was a naval officer.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 microfilm reel. Reproduced at the American Philosophical Society Library, 1947.


Received (unknown source) and accessioned, 12/1947.

Location of originals:

Originals in Edward C. Dale Estate.

Naval History Note

Dating from the early republic and antebellum periods of American history, this collection contains materials of interest to naval historians.

Early American History Note

This is a microfilm of an early American collection that may be of interest to researchers at the APS and may complement an original manuscript collection at the APS.

Indexing Terms


  • Microfilm Collection