Brisco, United States Exploring Expedition

Scope and Content

  • MS 466/13;MJ Journal, 18 August 1838 to 23 March 1842 [Kept on board Relief and Vincennes] holograph, microfilm

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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Related Material

See SPRI collection GB 015 United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 for a fuller list of archival collections held by the Institute containing material on this expedition.

Additional Information

The original journal is held by the United States National Archives, Washington, U.S.A. (1982)