This weekend, I have the opportunity to examine a signed, 1st edition presentation copy of The Open Polar Sea by Isaac I. Hayes, MD. The inside inscription reads: “To Mr. Wm Jarvis Jr. with the best regards of his friend, I. I. Hayes, New York, May 6th 1867.” The armorial bookplate of Henry Payne McIntosh is on the marbled inside cover. Very good, clean copy.
Who are these persons represented — William Jarvis and Henry Payne McIntosh?
Frances Hennessey has been fascinated with Arctic exploration for some time, and has concentrated on the writings of Isaac I. Hayes, MD. Frances writes informally on Arctic-related topics, and writes poetry, some of which are vignettes of her reading and personal experiences. She also tweets @openpolarsea and has a poetry blog www.oceanic-visions.com