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Guide to the John Paul Jones Collection, 1785-1923 (inclusive), 1785-1794 (bulk)
Special Collections M0062  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Paul Jones Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1785-1923 (inclusive), 1785-1794 (bulk)
    Collection number: Special Collections M0062
    Creator: Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792
    Extent: .25 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Gift of Frank A. Golder, 1925

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    [Identification of item] John Paul Jones Collection, M0062, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    John Paul Jones (1747-1792) was a Captain in the American Navy and Admiral in Russian Black Sea Fleet, 1788-1789.

    Scope and Content

    Documents collected by Frank Golder relating to John Paul Jones' career as Admiral in Russian Black Sea Fleet during the war against the Ottoman Empire. Includes copies (photostats and typed transcripts) of correspondence from Jones to Prince Grigori A. Potemkin, handwritten in French. Also notes, diary, and correspondence excerpts (copies, by hand/typed or photo) assembled by Golder. Includes correspondence between Golder and Russian repositories about materials on Jones and Jones' career in the Russian navy.