Definition of Matthew calbraith perry
1. Noun. United States admiral who led a naval expedition to Japan and signed a treaty in 1854 opening up trade relations between United States and Japan; brother of Oliver Hazard Perry (1794-1858).
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1. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by John Austin Stevens, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Martha Joanna Lamb, Henry Phelps Johnston, Nathan Gilbert Pond, William Abbatt (1885)
"Vol. XIII. CONTENTS FOR MAY, 1885. No. 5. Portrait of Bienville. (See page 436.) . ' '. . frontispiece Commodore matthew calbraith perry; . ..."
2. Reminiscences and Memorials of Men of the Revolution and Their Families by Artemas Bowers Muzzey (1882)
"with a calmness and resignation honorable to his character and worthy of his renown. matthew calbraith perry, brother of the preceding, was born in South ..."
3. Things Japanese: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with Japan for by Basil Hall Chamberlain (1902)
"I.—matthew calbraith perry, by Rev WE Griffis. Philosophy. The Japanese have never had a philosophy of their own. Formerly they bowed down before the shrine ..."
4. Illustrated Case Inscriptions from the Official Catalogue of the Trophy by Harold Connett Washburn, United States Naval Academy (1913)
"... Mexico, when the city surrendered to the forces of General Winfield Scott and the squadron under Commodore Matthew. Calbraith Perry, March 28, 1847. ..."
5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Beside many brief biographies in Japanese, consult 'matthew calbraith perry, a Typical American Officer,' by William Elliot Griffis (1887). ..."
6. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1897)
"... but to head up a powerful squadron to do the job of opening Japan a more formidable navy man, matthew calbraith perry, was selected. ..."