Collection, 1780–1822, ca. 23 items. British-born American who became a Russian admiral. Typed and photocopies of 15 letters, 1780–1805, from Tate to his brothers and nephew, concerning his career, naval affairs, and his personal life; 2 letters, copies, from John Simpson to Tate's nephew, 1821–22, about the admiral's death and disposition of his estate; genealogical data from a family Bible and from a church register, British, photocopy; clippings; the admiral's will; and some of his personal effects. Most of the papers are duplicates of originals in the Maine Historical Society (Portland). In addition, Tate House often displays a miniature of the admiral from the collections of the Portland Museum of Art. An oil portrait of Tate is also extant and hangs at Tate House. Researchers seeking access to Tate House materials should contact Mrs. Frances Wilson Peabody, 4 Walker Street, Portland, Maine 04102 (the museum is not open year-round).