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Charles L. Erskine's Panorama lecture

Stefansson Mss-257
 Collection
Identifier: Mss-257

Description

The collection contains a manuscript of a lecture delivered 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, Cooks Bay - Sandwich Islands among others. Following the lecture are transcribed press accounts from Boston newspapers concerning the Roxbury lecture.

Dates

  • 1859

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Extent

.10 linear ft. (1 vol.) ; 19 x 13 cm.

Overview

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."

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

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