Scope and Content
Title: David Glasgow Farragut Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1826-1913
Farragut, David Glasgow, 1801-1870
Extent: 285 pieces
The Huntington Library
San Marino, California 91108
The first part of the collection, consisting of 102 letters (1863-1880)
addressed to Thornton A. Jenkins, was acquired from Charles Baker in 1918. The second
part - 180 items covering 1826-1913 of personal and official correspondence was
acquired from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop in 1962, and was interfiled with the first
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[Identification of item], David Glasgow Farragut Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
Scope and Content
David G. Farragut, naval officer, joined the U.S. Navy in 1810 as a midshipman and
gained experience in a broad range of service. He was with Commodore David Porter
duting the War of 1812, served in the Mediterranean from 1815 to 1820, 1838, and in
Mexican and South American waters through the forties. After working in Washington,
D.C., and Norfolk, Va., from 1850 to 1854, and in California from 1855-1859, he took
command of the Union blockade of the South in the Gulf of Mexico in 1862. In 1864 he
made his famous attack on Mobile Bay.
Farragut's activities during the Union blockade of the South, family affairs, including
his children; personal business; naval politics; Farragut's efforts for promotion, and
his conflict with Oliver Hazard Perry; Mexican War, visit to Haiti.