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Canot, Theodore (1804-1860) to Thomas T. Craven

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00815.02 Author/Creator: Canot, Theodore (1804-1860) Place Written: Newflorence Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 September 1844 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Writes to Lieutenant Commodore Craven about the building and rigging of ship to be named 'Le Pauvre Diable.' Asks to borrow a book on shipbuilding if possible, and asks for advice on how to rig his ship in "the American stile."

People: Canot, Theodore, b. 1807.
Craven, Thomas, 1808-1887.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Africa African American History, African Squadron, Navy, Maritime, Science and Technology, Slavery, Slave Trade, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: Age of Jackson