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Lewis Tappan Letter

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Tappan, Lewis, 1788-1873.
Title: Lewis Tappan Letter
Inclusive Dates: 1844
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Letter to C.P. (or G.P.) Williams, requesting information on behalf of Sir James Ross, about the area known as Cape Circoncision in the Antarctic.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

Lewis Tappan (1788-1873) was an American abolitionist. He was the brother of Ohio Senator Benjamin Tappan and abolitionist Arthur Tappan. Sir James Ross (1800-1862) was a British naval officer and explorer.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Lewis Tappan Letter consists of a letter from Tappan to C.P. (or G.P.) Williams, requesting information on behalf of Sir James Ross, about the region known as Cape Circoncision. The area is a peninsula on the north-western edge of Bouvet Island in the South Atlantic. The letter asks Williams to survey his ship's captains to see if they have any relevant information on the region for use in Ross' forthcoming book on his South Polar voyage.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

See also the Arthur Tappan Letter for correspondence of his brother.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Tappan, Lewis, 1788-1873.

Subjects

Antarctic -- Discovery and exploration.
Polar regions -- Discovery and exploration.

Places

Bouvet Island.

Genres and Forms

Correspondence.

Occupations

Explorers.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Lewis Tappan Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1969.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 6 Oct 2010
Revision history:

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Inventory

Correspondence
SC 607 Williams, C.P. [or G.P.] 1844

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