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Collection Reference Number GLC03209.27.02
From Archive Folder Archive of correspondence relating to the Blair family, including letters of Roger B. Taney, Jackson, Welles 
Title James Blair to Elizabeth Blair relating his travel through Rio de Janeiro and the Antarctic Circle
Date 26 April 1839
Author Blair, James (b. 1819)  
Recipient Blair, Elizabeth  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects Navy  Military History  Children and Family  Latin and South America  Education  Maritime  
People Lee, Elizabeth Blair (1818-1906)  Blair, James (b. 1819)  Blair, Francis Preston (1791-1876)  
Place written Valparaíso Bay, Chile
Theme Naval & Maritime; Women in American History; Children & Family; Education
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859