Around the Horn to The Sandwich Islands and California 1845-1850, being a Personal Record Kept by Chester S. Lyman. Chester S. Lyman, Frederick J. Teggart.
Around the Horn to The Sandwich Islands and California 1845-1850, being a Personal Record Kept by Chester S. Lyman

Around the Horn to The Sandwich Islands and California 1845-1850, being a Personal Record Kept by Chester S. Lyman

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1924. With 16 illustrations. First Edition. Large 8vo. 9-1/2" x 6-1/2". Blue cloth stamped in gold. Map endpapers. 328 pp. including index. Very good to fine condition. Item #755

In fourteen little hand-sewn note-books with homemade covers of brown paper has been hidden away for three-quarters of a century the original diary of which about half is published in this volume. It contains a three-fold record: a voyage of eighteen thousand miles on the Ship Mariposa, which left New York, October 1, 1845, and arrive in Honolulu, May 14, 1846: a stay in the Sandwich Islands of thirteen months; and a stay in California of two and three-quarters years. Its unique value consists in the fact that it is not only a contemporaneous description of those interesting days, including the gold discovery of '48, but also the record of a scientist, devoid of exaggeration or coloring of the facts - reliable with almost photographic exactness. Chester Smith Lyman was a Professor of Astronomy and Physics in Yale University.

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