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Collection Reference Number GLC09099.11
From Archive Folder Collection of James T. Gerry, United States Navy Commander 
Title James T. Gerry to Elbridge T. Gerry discussing his missions in Latin America
Date 29 April 1854
Author Gerry, James Thompson (1797-1854)  
Recipient Gerry, Elbridge Thomas  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Says he has been on important missions recently, including a trip to observe construction of the Panama railroad. Advises his nephew to study hard in college, build towards his future, and warns of what befalls those who do not apply themselves. Written on board the U.S.S. "Albany" off Pensacola.
Subjects Navy  Railroad  Latin and South America  Children and Family  Education  Navy  Global History and Civics  
People Gerry, James Thompson (1797-1854)  Gerry, Elbridge Thomas (1837-1927)  
Theme Naval & Maritime; Children & Family; Education; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information James T. Gerry was a United States Naval Captain. He was the son of Elbridge Gerry, the fifth Vice President of the United States. Elbridge T. Gerry founded the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and worked on various other humanitarian causes. He was the grandson of Elbridge Gerry, the fifth Vice President of the United States.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859