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Simpson, Edward Jr. [Lieutenant Edward Simpson, Jr.'s personal journal of a voyage on the U.S.S. Concord and the U.S.F.S. Baltimore in the South Pacific].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05911.20 Author/Creator: Simpson, Edward Jr. Place Written: South Pacific Type: Autograph manuscript Date: 17 September 1894-19 January 1896 Pagination: 1 v. : 50 p. ; 33 x 20.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Written aboard the U.S.S. Concord and the U.S.F.S. Baltimore. Particularly focused around Port Arthur, Japan. U.S.F.S. Baltimore containing 1) 9 October 1894 Nippon, Japan, "S. Ito, Commander-in-chief of H. I. Japanese M.'s United Squadron" "Official Report of the Naval Engagement which took place in the sea off Taikoshan . . . (Extract [and translation] from the report made by our commander-in-chief of the Fleet" and 2) 2 October 1894 Jiji Shimpo "The Real Condition of the Great Naval Battle in the Yellow Sea." Collateral material removed from volume: envelope addressed to Lieutenant Edward Simpson, U.S.N. which includes a Japanese newspaper with hand-written notes in English. Quarter red leather and corners; red, blue and yellow marbled covers.

People: Simpson, Edward Jr

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: Military HistoryNavyMaritimeAustralia and Pacific IslandsSoldier's DiaryGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsAsiaBattle

Sub Era: Empire Building

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