Loss Of The Steamer Jeannette
Letter From The Secretary Of The Navy, Relative To The Loss Of The Steamer Jeannette.
Record Of The Proceedings Of A Court Of Inquiry Convened At The Navy Department, Washington, D.C., By Virtue Of An Order Signed By The Hon. W.E. Chandler, Secretary Of The Navy, To Investigate The Circumstances Of The Loss Of The Exploring Steamer Jeannette. [47th Congress, 2d Session. House Ex. Doc. No. 108].
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1883. First Edition. , 363 pp., numerous folding maps/sketches/charts. First edition, in Near Fine condition. Recently bound in attractive half-blue calf with marbled boards, spine with brown morocco label and bright gilt title lettering. 3cm stamp on blank verso after last page of text. Complete and in Near Fine Condition.
This scarce publication contains Orders to the Court, Testimony of Witnesses, Findings of the Court, and Exhibits surrounding the official government hearing investigating the causes and circumstances surrounding the loss of the Jeannette and the ill-fated Jeannette expedition commanded by Lt. Commander George Washington DeLong.
Written testimonies are by
Commodore E.R. Colburn, U.S.N., Capt. P.C. Johnson, U.S.N., Chief Engineer E. Farmer, U.S.N., Lieut. J.W. Danenhower, U.S.N., Chief Engineer G.W. Melville, U.S.N., W.F.C. Nindemann, seaman, Louis P. Noros, seaman, Raymond L. Newcomb, naturalist, Charles Tong Sing, steward, Henry Wilson, steward, H.W. Leach, seaman, Frank E. Manson, seaman, John Lauterbach, coal-heaver and James H. Bartlett, first-class fireman.
The written testimonies are followed by Findings of the Court and then by 75 exhibits presented to the court. These exhibits contain various maps, charts â€” 13 fold-outs, diagrams and correspondence. All in excellent condition with no foxing and complete.