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Ships, Seas, and Scientists: U.S. Naval Exploration and Discovery in the Nineteenth Century

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Ponko, Vincent, Jr  Search this
Gibbon, Lardner  Search this
Herndon, William Lewis  Search this
Wilkes, Charles 1798-1877  Search this
Lynch, William F  Search this
Maury, Matthew Fontaine  Search this
Gilliss, J. M (James Melville) 1811-1865  Search this
Page, Thomas J  Search this
Perry, Matthew Calbraith 1794-1858  Search this
Strain, Isaac G. 1821-1857  Search this
Franklin, John  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Glynn, James  Search this
Ringgold, Cadwalader 1802-1867  Search this
Herndon-Gibbon Expedition to the Amazon, 1851-1852  Search this
Page Expedition to the Rio Paraguay and Rio de la Plata, 1853-1856  Search this
Lynch Expedition to the Dead Sea and River Jordan, 1847-1849  Search this
United States Exploring Expedition (USEE)  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
United States Dept. of the Navy  Search this
Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere 1846-1852  Search this
Africa, West
South America
China Sea
Bering Sea
Arctic regions
North Pacific Ocean
Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography
Includes notes on sources, index, bibliography and appendix (ship's data).
Although this work focuses on specific expeditions, Ponko also touches upon the relationships between the Smithsonian Institution, United States Navy and the U.S. Government in relation to exploring. Discusses naval exploration in the United States and its relationship with the U.S. military and Congress. Includes chapter on Wilkes Expedition (1838-1842), Lynch Expedition (Dead Sea, River Jordan, 1847-1849), Herndon-Gibbon Expedition (Amazon region, 1851-1852), Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere (1846-1852), Page Expedition (Rio Paraguay and Rio de la Plata, 1853-1856), Perry Expedition (China and Japan, 1852-1854), and others, including Western Africa, the Arctic, North Pacific, Bering Strait and China Sea. Also addresses the Smithsonian's contributions to these explorations.
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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Naval history  Search this
National Collections  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Annapolis Naval Institute Press
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div