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Documents 1838-1847 [microform]
Bib ID 568207
Format MicroformMicroform, ManuscriptManuscript
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United States Exploring Expedition, (1838-1842)
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. 
Description Canberra Pacific Manuscripts Bureau [19--] 
1 microfilm reel 35 mm. 
Series

PMB ; 539.

Summary

There are three sets of documents: 1. A narrative of the expedition by George M. Colvocoresses, a lieutenant. 2. Sketchbooks made by George F. Emmons, 1839-1841, an officer of the Peacock. 3. Sketchbooks made by Henry Eld, Jr., 1838-1842.

Biography/History

The United States Exploring Expedition, under the command of Commodore Charles Wilkes, made an extensive survey of many Pacific island groups. After rounding Cape Horn in March 1839, the expedition visited the Tuamotu Archipelago, Society Islands, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii, and the Phoenix, Tokelau, Gilbert and Ellice (now Tuvalu) Islands. The expedition returned to the United States via the Cape of Good Hope in June 1842.

Notes

Microfilm copy of original held by Yale University Library, New Haven, Conn., U.S.A. (Coe Collection).

Subjects United States Exploring Expedition, (1838-1842) -- Records and correspondence.  |  Voyages and travels.  |  United States -- Discovery and exploration.  |  Pacific Area -- Discovery and exploration -- American.
Time Coverage 1838-1842 
Other authors/contributors Colvocoresses, George M. (George Musalas), 1816-1872  |  Emmons, George F  |  Eld, Henry  |  Australian National University. Pacific Manuscripts Bureau

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