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The adventures of a Yankee, or, The singular life of John Ledyard

with an account of his voyage round the world with the celebrated Captain Cooke

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Published by Carter, Hendee and Babcock in Boston .
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Other titlesSingular life of John Ledyard
Statementby a Yankee
SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series = CIHM/ICMH collection de microfiches -- no. 44132, CIHM/ICMH microfiche series -- no. 44132
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination1 microfiche (49 fr.)
Number of Pages49
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Open LibraryOL24608708M
ISBN 100665441320

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The adventures of a Yankee, or, The singular life of John Ledyard: with an account of his voyage round the world with the celebrated Captain Cooke. The adventures of a Yankee, or, The singular life of John Ledyard: with an account of his voyage round the world with the celebrated Captain Cooke: designed for youth.

Ledyard would learn about the sea-otter trade on Cook’s voyage, and schemes to make money off their fur, by selling them to the Chinese, would dominate much of the remainder of his life. Ledyard fell in with America’s first “den of thieves,” the financiers, including Morris, of the American Revolution/5(8).

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Originally published inJared Sparks' biography of John Ledyard is the most important source on the life of the explorer who has come to be referred to as America's /5(3). The Adventures of a Yankee: or the Singular Life of John Ledyard, with an Account of his Voyage Round the World with the Celebrated Captain Cooke.

Boston: Carter, Hendee, and Babcock, (title and imprint from upper cover). 85 pp only (of 90). The adventures of a Yankee; or, The singular life of John Ledyard: with an account of his voyage round the world with the celebrated Captain Cooke.

/ Designed for youth by a. Issued as part The adventures of a Yankee the publisher’s series of "adventure classics", this book reproduces in modern typeface most of the work by John Ledyard published in as "A Journal of Captain Cook’s Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, and in Quest of a North-West Passage, between Asia and America, Performed in the years,and ".

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This book is composed of the journals and letters of John Ledyard, American explorer, circa He accompanied Captain Cook on his third and last voyage as 5/5(1).

Buy a cheap copy of American Traveler: The Life and book by James Zug. Called a man of genius by his close friend Thomas Jefferson, John Ledyard lived, by any standard, a remarkable life. In his thirty-eight years, he accompanied Free shipping over $/5(5). Full text of "The life of John Ledyard, the American traveller; comprising selections from his journals and correspondence" See other formats.

During the course of his short but extraordinary life, John Ledyard (–) came in contact with some of the most remarkable figures of his era: the British explorer Captain James Cook, American financier Robert Morris, Revolutionary naval commander John Paul Jones, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and by: 4.

I stopped reading it a quarter of the way through and started reading Bill Gifford's biography of Ledyard which relies heavily on Sparks' work but also includes information obtained from The adventures of a Yankee sources and more modern sources thus it gives a more rounded view of Ledyard, his life and adventures.3/5(1).

Page - And now, when comes the calm mild day, as still such days will come, To call the squirrel and the bee from out their winter home; When the sound of dropping nuts is heard, though all the trees are still, And twinkle in the smoky light the waters of the rill, The south wind searches for the flowers whose fragrance late he bore, And sighs to find them in the wood and.

AMERICAN TRAVELER: The Life and Adventures of John Ledyard, the Man Who Dreamed of Walking the World James Zug, Author. Basic $25 (p) ISBN The Adventures of a Yankee: Or the Singular Life of John Ledyard. Boston: Carter, Hendree and Babcock, Alumni Lzad 3. John Ledyard. Travel Diary, MS Codex 4. John Ledyard, Hartford, to Eleazar Wheelock, Hanover, Eleazar Wheelock Collection (MS), MS 5.

James Cook. Atlas to A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. London: Printed. The adventures of a Yankee, or, The singular life of John Ledyard [electronic resource]: with an account of his voyage round the world with the celebrated Captain Cooke / (Boston: Carter, Hendee and Babcock, ), by fl.

Yankee (page images at HathiTrust). American Traveler: The Life and Adventures of John Ledyard, the Man Who Dreamed of Walking the World is a great find. John Ledyard lived in interesting times: second half of the 18th century. His 37 years of life was capped by a manic two /5.

And finally, it was a year in which the family patriarch, Squire John Ledyard, continued to enjoy the financial benefits of membership in the Connecticut colonial the year of his birth, life looked very promising indeed for the youngest John Ledyard.

The events leading up to Ledyard's birth were not quite so promising or happy. The life of Dr. Elisha Kent, and of other distinguished American explorers: containing narratives of their researches and adventures in remote and interesting portions of the globe Creator Smucker, Samuel M.

(Samuel Mosheim), In the years since it was first published, Jared Sparks' biography of John Ledyard remains the best source on the life of the explorer who has come to be referred to as "America's Marco Polo." The book was the culmination of ten years of effort and travel on the part of Sparks and it set a precedent in historical research.

John Ledyard, one of his predecessors, and, perhaps, one of the most singular men that ever lived. But I must bid you good-by at present. To-morrow evening I will be ready for you." On the following evening, when the Boys had as usual seated themselves round Uncle Thomas's chair, he began: John Ledyard was born in Connecticut, in.

Book Description: During the course of his short but extraordinary life, John Ledyard () came in contact with some of the most remarkable figures of his era: the British explorer Captain James Cook, American financier Robert Morris, Revolutionary naval commander John Paul Jones, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and others.

John Ledyard () was an adventurer, explorer, an iconoclast and a bit of an oddity. A man of incredible intelligence and great influence. Ledyard had the support and trust of such luminaries as Lafayette, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Morris, James Cook and.

Research At Rauner: From Inspiration to Publication. A student down below in the Reading Room today, working her way through an 18th-century letter or a box of manuscripts, struggling to complete her honors thesis or a paper due tomorrow, is.

Cook, James, -- Travel; Filed under: Cook, James, A New, Authentic, and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World (London: Printed for A. Hogg, ca. ), ed. by George William Anderson (page images with commentary at ) The Life of Captain James Cook (Basel, Switzerland: Printed by J.J.

Tourneisen, ), by. Acknowledgments ix A Note on Quotations xiii Introduction 1 I A Colonial Childhood 9 II On Stage at Dartmouth College 23 III Serving Captain Cook with Honor 43 IV Seeking Distinction with the Pen Aboard the Resolution 69 V Following the Revolution Home 83 VI From Author to Fur Trader VII Becoming a Traveler in Thomas Jefferson’s Paris VIII Across the Russian Empire.

The adventures of a Yankee; or, The singular life of John Ledyard; with an account of his voyage round the world with the celebrated Captain Cooke.

Boston, Carter, Hendee, and Babcock. Designed for youth. Gough begins chronologically by following the adventures of John Ledyard, whom began his career and fame as notably sailing with Captain James Cook right until the latter’s final demise in the hands of Hawaiian Islanders, and from there he discusses with Jefferson the possibility of charting past Kentucky and venturing on to the fabled Northwest.

Full text of "A journey to Central Africa; or, Life and landscapes from Egypt to the Negro kingdoms of the White Nile" See other formats.

It is the action, rather than the object, that gives life to the adventure. It is the feeling of standing on the precipice, the singular moment when time disappears, when the violence of feeling “becomes great enough to tear life, beyond those materials, completely out of itself.” Notes: Read an English translation of The Adventure here.

Winner of the John Lyman Book Award for best Canadian naval and maritime history Finalist for the Nereus Writers' Trust Non-fiction Award Finalist for the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize, BC Book Prize Longlisted for the Victoria Butler Book Prize Honourable Mention for the Canadian Nautical Research Society's Keith Matthews Award/5.

Footsore and Fancy-Free. Written by John Brinton Illustrated by Neville Mardell. Who was the first American in 'the Middle East. Barring a few anonymous merchants who left no record, the answer probably is John Ledyard, a headstrong, eccentric young Connecticut Yankee whose worldwide adventures rank with the Victorians' and outstrip most of them.

First published inThe Narrative of Robert Adams is the story of the adventures of Robert Adams, a twenty-five-year-old American sailor who claimed to be enslaved in North Africa for three years, from toafter surviving a shipwreck. He was said to have finally been ransomed by the British Consul, where he eventually made his way to London.

The Writings of the Late Elder John Leland: Including Some Events in His Life. John Leland. G.W. Wood, - pages. 1 Review. Preview this book Reviews: 1. Navigations, traffiques & discoveries, a guide to publications relating to the area now British Strathern, Gloria M.

Memoirs of the Life and Travels of John Ledyard, Jared Sparks, American Traveler: The Life and Adventures of John Ledyard, the Man Who Dreamed of Walking the World, James Zug, Basic Books; 30 March ISBN Ledyard: In Search of the First American Explorer, Bill Gifford, Harcourt; 5 FebruaryISBN.

Robert Adams (born c. ) was a twenty-five-old American sailor who claimed to be enslaved in North Africa for three years, from to During this time he claimed to have visited Timbuktu, which would have made him the first Westerner to reach the city, though his narrative is dubious.

Upon his stated liberation, and return to Europe, Adams' story was published in two. John Pomfret served as a correspondent for the Washington Post for two decades, covering wars, revolutions, and China.

He is the author of the acclaimed book Chinese Lessons, and has won awards for his reporting on Asia, including the Osborne Elliot holds a BA and MA from Stanford University and was one of the first American students to go Brand: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.Recollections of a Long Life by Theodore Ledyard Cuyler Its easy to link to paragraphs in the Full Text Archive If this page contains some material that you want to link to but you don't want your visitors to have to scroll down the whole page just hover your mouse over the relevent paragraph and click the bookmark icon that appears to the left.