- MS 466/20;MJ Journal, 19 August 1838 to 18 July 1841 [On board Peacock] microfilm
Stuart, United States Exploring Expedition
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- Dates of Creation19 August 1838 to 18 July 1841
- Name of Creator
- Physical DescriptionJournal. The journal is on microfilm.
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Administrative / Biographical History
The United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 (Senior commander Charles Wilkes) undertook a major exploration of the southern oceans including the Polar Regions. Upon reaching Tierra del Fuego the squadron divided. Porpoise and Sea Gull sailed to the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsular. Following work in the Pacific ocean the vassals returned to the Antarctic sailing along the west coast of Wilkes Land, visiting Macquarie Island and searched for the non existent 'Emerald Island'. Relief, the expedition store ship was sent home when it became clear she was unfit for the rough seas of the southern oceans.
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This is a copy.
The original journal is held by the United States National Archive, Washington, U.S.A. (1982)