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Journal of a cruise in the US ship, Vincennes, to the North Pacific Ocean, China Sea, Behring Strait, etc. by William Stimpson, 1853-1855
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Journal of a cruise in the US ship, Vincennes, to the North Pacific Ocean, China Sea, Behring Strait, etc. by William Stimpson, 1853-1855

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Contained In: United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition, (1853-1856) Records, 1852-1861 and undated

Series: Biodiversity Heritage Library Field Notes Project

Series: SIA RU007253

By

Stimpson, William, 1832-1872

Type

Book

Material

Published material

Publication info

1853-1855

Notes

The catalog of birds and journal were recorded by William Stimpson during the cruise in the US ship, Vincennes, to the North Pacific Ocean, China Sea, Behring [Bering] Strait, etc. 1853-1855. Catalog of birds includes number, type, and date. The journal includes dated entries (headed with latitude and longitude position or terrestrial location) that describe voyage and destinations, sea conditions, weather, specimens collected, towns visited and terrain observed, daily work, observations of local inhabitants at work, soundings taken, quantity and characteristics of fauna observed (birds, crustaceans), water temperatures, and list of vessels in Hong Kong Harbor. Includes discussions of Commodore Perry's negotiations in Japan; the ships visited the coast during this period. The cruise spent significant time in region of Hong Kong. Pages are numbered. Locations include Simons Bay (South Africa), Port Jackson (New South Whales, Australia), Southern Pacific Ocean, Whampoa Reach, Bonin Islands [Ogasawara-gunto], Japan, and Loo Choo [Ryukyu Islands].

Subjects

Atlantic Ocean , Bering Strait , Cape of Good Hope , Diary , Field notes , Funchal , Hong Kong , Jackson, Port , Japan , Mollusks , North Pacific Ocean , Ogasawara-gunto , Ornithology , Ryukyu Islands , Simons Bay , South Africa , South China Sea , South Pacific Ocean , United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (

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BHL Field Notes Project

Smithsonian Field Books collection

Language

English

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.146593

 

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