Jeannette Inquiry Before the Committee on Naval Affairs on the United States House of Representatives, Forty-Eighth Congress.

Buchanan, Hon. Hugh, McAdoo, Hon. Wm., Boutelle, Hon. Chas. A. Members of the Subcommittee;

Published by Washington: Government Printing Office, 1884
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Washington: Government Printing Office, 1884.1st Edition. 8vo - 23.5cm. 1046 pp.; Modern dark blue-cloth on boards, dark blue morocco spine label with bright gilt titles - binding strong and in excellent condition. Upper page extremity repairs to pp. 447-486 with no significant loss, otherwise a clean copy of an important set of documents related to the ill-fated Jeanette expedition commanded by Capt. George W. DeLong. Very Scarce. This volume presents the detailed transcriptions of a series of investigations related to the failure of the "Jeannette" expedition, during which George DeLong with two of three parties lost their lives in the retreat from the abandoned "Jeannette" north of the Siberian coastline. The findings of the inquiry are summarized in the opening pages, which underline the failure by George Melville, leader of the surviving party, to seek assistance from the Russian authorities for resulting in the total loss the other parties. The transcriptions contain an extensive amount of information relating to the conduct, experiences, and aftermath of the "Jeannette" expedition. Included are the transcribed testimonies of George Melville, Raymond Newcomb, William Nindemann, John Danenhower, Emma DeLong, William Schentze, and many others. Bookseller Inventory # MRSX815

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Title: Jeannette Inquiry Before the Committee on ...

Publisher: Washington: Government Printing Office

Publication Date: 1884

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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