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|Abstract||Miscellaneous typed items including the Civil War reminiscences of W. R. I. Dalton, Confederate naval courier to England and France; an account by Hamilton H. Dalton of his service with the U.S. Navy off the African coast, including the capture of a slave ship; and a Henderson family genealogy.|
|Creator||Dalton, William Robert Inge, 1841-1931.|
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William Robert Inge Dalton, the son of Robert Hunter and Jane Martin Henderson Dalton, was born 6 December 1841 in Livingston, Ala. He entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1859, but resigned in 1861 to join the Confederate Navy. His service was chiefly in bearing dispatches to the Confederate ministers in London and Paris.
After the war, he studied medicine and, in 1884, received a medical degree from St. Louis College. From 1884 to 1903, Dalton practiced in New York City, where he became an expert in dermatology. He moved to Seattle, Wash., in 1903 and continued his medical practice until 1918. He died in Seattle on 25 May 1931.Back to Top
These papers include a biographical sketch of Dalton, taken from Volume LI of the Encyclopedia of American Biography and sketches by Dalton of his Confederate naval service, including his meeting with Napoleon III; running the blockade at Charleston, S.C.; the sinking of the Margaret and Jessie by the Rhode Island off the Bahamas; his voyage to England after the shipwreck and his work there and in France; his continuing friendship with naval colleagues in the federal forces; and friends with whom he served in the Confederate Navy.
There is also a letter, 5 March 1894, from Dalton to Charles R. Flint and Company, reporting on the cruise of the America to Brazil and evaluating her officers; an account by Hamilton H. Dalton of his service with the U.S. Navy off the African coast and the capture of a slave ship; and a genealogy of the Henderson family written by Thomas Henderson Pritchard in 1894.Back to Top
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This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.Back to Top