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Robert Wilson Shufeldt
|Born||21 February 1822|
|Died||7 November 1895|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Navy|
|Commands held||USS Wachusett, USS Ticonderoga|
Rear Admiral Robert Wilson Shufeldt (1822–1895) was a 19th-century officer in the United States Navy best known for his negotiation of the 1882 Shufeldt Treaty with Korea, the first treaty signed by that country with a Western nation. He was commander of the USS Wachusett and USS Ticonderoga, and Consul-General of the United States to Cuba.
Robert Wilson Shufeldt was born in Red Hook, New York on February 21, 1822. He was married in 1848 to Sarah Hutchins Abercrombie, daughter of Reverend James Abercrombie. Their first child, Robert Wilson Shufeldt Jr (1850-1895) was a medical doctor and pioneer in the study of ancient human remains, ornithology, and an advocate of white supremacy.
- Shufeldt, Robert W. (1871). Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Practicability of a Ship-Canal between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, by the Way of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Washington: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Naval, Affairs and Services United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed.
- ---, "Secret History of the Slave Trade to Cuba Written By an American Naval Officer, Robert Wilson Schufeldt, 1861 edited by Frederick C. Drake, The Journal of Negro History 1970 55:3: 218-235 .
- U.S. Department of State (2009), Commodore Robert W. Shufeldt's Voyage to Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, 1878-1880
- Drake, Frederick C. (2002). "Robert W. Shufeldt". In James Matray (ed.). East Asia and the United States. Westport, CT: Greenwood. pp. 551–552.
- Drake 1984, p. 8-10
- Cook, Della Collins (2012). "Neglected Ancestors: Robert Wilson Shufeldt, MD (1850–1934)". In Buikstra J & C Roberts (ed.). The Global History of Paleopathology: Pioneers and Prospects. Oxford University Press. pp. 192–196.
- Drake, Frederick C., 1937- (1984). The empire of the seas : a biography of Rear Admiral Robert Wilson Shufeldt, USN. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. pp. 5–6. ISBN 0-8248-0846-0. OCLC 10404227.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
- Drake 1984, p. 29-72
- "SS General Sherman Incident". www.globalsecurity.org. Retrieved 2020-10-06.
- Mobley, Scott (2018). Progressives in Navy blue : maritime strategy, American empire, and the transformation of U.S. naval identity, 1873-1898. Annapolis, Maryland. pp. 154–155. ISBN 978-1-68247-193-7. OCLC 1005489112.
- Drake 1984, p. 156-163.
- Drake 1984, p. 257-304
- "Treaty of Peace, Amity, Commerce and Navigation" (PDF). 2016-12-26. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-12-26. Retrieved 2020-10-06.
- "Rear Admiral Robert Wilson Shufeldt, U. S. Navy, Gentleman and Diplomat". U.S. Naval Institute. 1943-01-01. Retrieved 2021-02-17.
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