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Jacobs Scenes, Incidents, and Adventures in the Pacific Ocean

Date: 1844
Dimensions:
Overall: 205 x 135 x 25 mm, 421.38 g
Medium: Cardboard, paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Books and journals
Object Name: Book
Object No: 00046953

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    Description
    Thomas Jefferson Jacobs, the author of this book, served aboard the clipper ship MARGARET OAKLEY. In 1834 Jacobs set out for trading and exploring in the South Seas. His narrative includes a full account of the exploration of the small Pacific islands, Papua, Banda, Mindoro, Sooloo, and China Seas along with the customs island inhabitants.
    SignificanceThis is an intelligent and well written account of an American trading expedition to China and the East Indies. There is a great deal of information on the places visited and ethnographic detail on the people encountered.
    HistoryJacob's book records Captain Benjamin Morrell's fifth and sixth voyages. In 1834 Jacobs, serving aboard the MARGARET OAKLEY, set out for trading and exploring in the South Seas. He left the ship in Singapore. After his departure the ship sank, but with no loss of life. Captain Morrell fitted out another vessel and for the Pacific via Mozambique where he caught a fever and died.

    Jacobs returned to the United States and wrote the present book. It includes a full account of the exploration of the small Pacific islands, Papua, Banda, Mindoro, Sooloo, and China Seas along with the customs island inhabitants.

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