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David Conner Correspondence

An inventory of his correspondence at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Conner, David, 1792-1856.
Title: David Conner Correspondence
Inclusive Dates: 1807-1889
Quantity: 0.3 linear ft. (SC)
Abstract: Correspondence of an officer in the United States Navy with his wife, sister, and brother (who appears to have managed some of Conner's property).
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

David Conner (1792-1856) was an American Naval officer.

1792 Born in Pennsylvania, the son of an Irish immigrant
16 Jan 1809 Began U.S. Naval career as a Midshipman
1812 Taken prisoner by the British (was later exchanged)
24 Jul 1813 Promoted to Lieutenant
23 Mar 1825 Promoted to Master Commandant
1834 Commanded the USS John Adams
3 Mar 1835 Promoted to Captain
Sep 1842 Appointed chief of the Bureau of Construction, Equipment, and Repair
1855 Placed on the U.S. Navy reserves list
20 Mar 1856 Died in Philadelphia

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The David Conner Correspondence collection contains mostly incoming correspondence to the Naval officer and his wife. The correspondence is arranged chronologically.

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Conner, David, 1792-1856. Correspondence.

Corporate Bodies

United States., Navy, Officers.

Genres and Forms


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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

David Conner Correspondence
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: LDC
Date: 1 Oct 2008
Revision history: 20 Sep 2021 - removed middle initial, no supporting evidence for it (MRC)

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SC 235 1807-1889 (approx. 65 letters)

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