Muir, John, 1838-1914. The cruise of the Corwin: journal of the Arctic expedition of 1881 in search of De Long and the Jeanette

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The cruise of the Corwin: journal of the Arctic expedition of 1881 in search of De Long and the Jeanette

Published By: Original publisher Boston ; New York: Houghton Mifflin co.. 1917. xxxii, 279 p. ill. [incomplete]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by John Muir, ed. by William Frederic Badè

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2007. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Aleut (NA06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Flora (137); Alcoholic beverages (273); Dwellings (342);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The Corwin expedition was organized to explore the Arctic Ocean and to search for the lost ship Jeannette. Muir joined the expedition to study glaciation in the area. This volume is a collection of his letters, edited by William F. Badè. Muir spent about two weeks in the Aleutians at Unalaska and St. Paul, and Chapters I and II are his letters written from there. In addition to the material on the local inhabitants, he discusses the geography of the area in detail. The geographical data, however, is not included.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 34

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. na06-034

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

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Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1881

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Natural or Physical Scientist-3

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. LSS ; 1950-1956

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1881

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Pribilof and Unalaska Islands, Alaska, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Aleuts


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