“An Arctic Boat Journey” 1st edition, signed presentation copy

POSTED BY FRAN HENNESSEY Person Represented: Henry Oscar Houghton, publisher. After purchasing an 1860, 1st edition of An Arctic Boat Journey in the Autumn of 1854 by Isaac I. Hayes, I discovered two pages were stuck together. Upon separation, I discovered that this book was Dr. Hayes’ presentation copy to publisher Henry Oscar Houghton and… Continue reading “An Arctic Boat Journey” 1st edition, signed presentation copy

Location of the resting place of Isaac Israel Hayes, M.D.

POSTED BY DR. P.J. CAPELOTTI, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Penn State Abington. Since 2006, three different seminar courses in American studies and Anthropology at Penn State University Abington College have sought to locate the birth and burial spots of four Arctic explorers all born in Pennsylvania.  Some of these, such as the birthplace of Robert… Continue reading Location of the resting place of Isaac Israel Hayes, M.D.

Captain John Bartlett of the Panther

POSTED BY ETHELIND WRIGHT John “Jack” Bartlett was born in Brigus, Newfoundland, on May 6, 1843, the oldest child of Abraham Bartlett and his wife Elizabeth Wilmot. He attended school in Harbour Grace. John’s father, whose given name was usually shortened to Abram, was a sea captain, sealer and fisherman and John and his three… Continue reading Captain John Bartlett of the Panther

“The Open Polar Sea” signed 1st edition

POSTED BY FRANCES HENNESSEY 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… Continue reading “The Open Polar Sea” signed 1st edition

Dr. Isaac Israel Hayes and the Cruise of the Panther

Submitted by Douglas Wamsley, an independent scholar and attorney. He has written and lectured extensively on the history of nineteenth-century Arctic exploration. In 2009 he published  “Polar Hayes: the Life and Contributions of Isaac Israel Hayes, M.D.”  Dr. Isaac Israel Hayes (1832-1881) was an Arctic veteran when he was invited to join the 1869 voyage of… Continue reading Dr. Isaac Israel Hayes and the Cruise of the Panther