Guide to Erskine's Panorama Lecture: Around the World in Search of the Antarctic Continent Under Capt. Wilkes, Circa 1859Stef Mss-257

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Title:

Guide to Erskine's Panorama Lecture: Around the World in Search of the Antarctic Continent Under Capt. Wilkes, Circa 1859

Call Number:

Stef Mss-257

Collection Dates:

Circa 1859

Size of Collection:

1 volume ; 19 x 13 cm.

Abstract:

Contains a manuscript narrative of a lecture given at the Roxbury Mechanic's Institute in Massachusetts, titled "Erskine's Panorama Lecture: Around the World in Search of the Antarctic Continent Under Capt. Wilkes."

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

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Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Publication & Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

Manuscript narrative of a lecture given at the Roxbury Mechanic's Institute in Massachusetts, titled "Erskine's Panorama Lecture: Around the World in Search of the Antarctic Continent Under Capt. Wilkes." Erskine was a seaman with the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842. The progression of the lecture unfolds geographically and narrated an 11,000 sq. ft. mural depicting various scenes encountered by the Expedition. Among the geographic subjects discussed are: Estroza Pass, Isle of Madeira, Rio de Janeiro, Andes, St. Lorenzo Island, Tongataboo, Antarctic Continent, Henry's Island - Fiji, and Cooks Bay - Sandwich Islands. Following the lecture are transcribed press accounts from Boston newspapers concerning the Roxbury lecture.

Biography

Charles Erskine (1823-1900) Born Roxbury, Ma. Seaman with the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842, and author of "Twenty Years Before the Mast."

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1859

Contains one notebook (111 pgs.) with handwritten lecture on the US Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

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