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Delano’s Voyages of Commerce and Discovery: Amasa Delano in China, the Pacific Islands, Australia, and South America, 1789-1807
Eleanor Roosevelt Seagraves (ed); William T. La Moy (fr)
In 1817, Amaso Delano (1763-1823), American merchant & seafarer, published his “Narrative” of three extraordinary trading voyages. He was a descendant of the shipbuilding Delanos of Duxbury, Massachusetts, a family that was engaged in Far Eastern trade for several generations & whose members included forebears of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This account, edited by his descendant Eleanor Roosevelt Seagraves & supplemented with archival illustrations & new maps, is a superbly readable chronicle of American enterprise & adventures. Includes a Foreword by William T. La Moy, director of the James Duncan Phillips Library of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, & editor, “Peabody Essex Museum Collections.” Illustrations.
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