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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Archive of correspondence relating to the Blair family, including letters of Roger B. Taney, Jackson, Welles
|James Blair to Elizabeth Blair relating his travel through Rio de Janeiro and the Antarctic Circle
|26 April 1839
|Blair, James (b. 1819)
|Writes to his sister from the United States Ship Peacock. Relates his travels through Rio de Janeiro and the Antarctic Circle. Discusses his study and use of Spanish in port. Inquires about his parents, including Washington, D.C. "Globe" newspaper editor Francis Preston Blair.
|Navy Military History Children and Family Latin and South America Education Maritime
|Lee, Elizabeth Blair (1818-1906) Blair, James (b. 1819) Blair, Francis Preston (1791-1876)
|Valparaíso Bay, Chile
|Naval & Maritime; Women in American History; Children & Family; Education
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Peacock was one of six vessels in an expedition established to provide accurate naval charts for the whaling industry. James and Elizabeth Blair were the children of Francis Preston Blair, editor of the Democratic Washington, D.C. newspaper, The Globe, 1829-1845.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859