John Ledyard's Journey Through Russia And Siberia, 1787?1788: The Journal and Selected Letters

Paperback | November 18, 2011

EditorStephen D. Watrous

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Stephen D. Watrous provides a complete volume of pertinent information by and about John Ledyard, one of the most amazing explorers of all time. Including Ledyard’s own journal, letters between him and others, particularly Thomas Jefferson, and biographical information on eighteenth-century Siberia, Watrous offers an exceptional look at history, geography, and travel.

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Stephen D. Watrous provides a complete volume of pertinent information by and about John Ledyard, one of the most amazing explorers of all time. Including Ledyard’s own journal, letters between him and others, particularly Thomas Jefferson, and biographical information on eighteenth-century Siberia, Watrous offers an exceptional look a...

Stephen D. Watrous is professor emeritus of history at Sonoma State University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:308 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:November 18, 2011Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0299042243

ISBN - 13:9780299042240

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Table of Contents

Preface

Illustrations

List of Abbreviations


Introduction

1. A Biographical Sketch

2. The Siberian Journey: Significance and Problems of Interpretation

3. Siberia in the Eighteenth Century

4. The History and Editing of the Papers


The Journal and the Letters

Letters and Other Documents Written before Ledyard’s Departure and during the Journey Eastward: February 1786–December 18/29, 1787

The Siberian Journal: June 1787–April 1788

Letters and Other Documents Written after the Order for Ledyard’s Arrest Was Issued: December 18/29, 1787–1821

Bibliography

Index

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