Brisco, United States Exploring Expedition
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- ReferenceGB 15 William Brisco/United States Exploring Expedition
- Dates of Creation18 August 1838 to 23 March 1842
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- 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. The expedition was the first to delineate a substantial length of Antarctic coastline, enough to establish that immediately behind lay a landmass of continental size.
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The original journal is held by the United States National Archives, Washington, U.S.A. (1982)