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Identifier: Archives Microfilm #1


  • 1875 - 1916


Biographical sketch

George Comer was a whaler and sealer, explorer and ethnologist; studied under the tutelage of Franz Boas.


8 Volumes ; 26 cm. or smaller.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

George A. Comer (Comer's grandson). Method of acquisition--gift; Date of acquisition--1983.

Location of Originals Note

Indicator 1 Holder of originals: AMNH Dept. of Anthropology (Acc. nos. A/1147 to A/1155).

Related Archival Materials

Custodian--Other journals Mystic Seaport Museum: Address--Mystic, CT 06355, Country--USA.

Bibliographic References

Indicator 1 Location in source given -- The Log of Mystic Seaport: v. 35, no. 4 (Winter 1984)

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General Note

Vol. [8] bears stamp "From the Boas Collection 43"; inserted in it are a "sketch of the Southampton Island, Hudson Bay" (on 1 sheet) and "Flowers and mosses from Sysns Inlet.. July 9, 1902, Schooner Era (specimens sewn on folded sheet). Various newspaper articles and obituaries inserted in or pasted onto covers of journals.

General Note

"This book not being large enough was rewritten in a larger one (Crocker land Expedition Book) so this book is of no account"--leaf preceding the account of the voyage on the Cluett. (The journal of the Crocker Land Expedition (1915-1917) is cataloged separately and shelved in RBC.)

Cumulative Index/Finding Aids Note

[1.] [First voyage, at age 17, to Hudson Bay, aboard the Nile] (1875 May 30-1876 Jan. 1) -- [2.] Notes of what occured on board the Schooner M.E. Higgins on a voyage to Cape Horn (1879 June 11-1880 May 1). [Voyage on the Sealing Schooner M.E. Higgins of New London.. bound for Cape Horn, pt. 2] (1881 Dec. 23-1882 Apr. 2) -- [3.] [Voyage on the] Sealing Sch[ooner] M.E. Higgins of New London.. bound for Cape Horn [pt. 1] (1880 June 7-1881 Dec. 22) -- [4.] [Voyage on the sealing] Schooner Express of Stonington [Conn.] from Stonington to Cape DeVerd Island [South Georgia Island?] (1885 July 13-1886 Apr. 2) -- [5.] Journal held on schooner Francis Allyn, second season [to Cape Town] (1888 July 10-1889 Apr. 3) -- [6.] Journal kept on board Schooner Era of New London.. (1889 July 10-1889 Sept. 12). Journal of the Schooner Era on a voyage to Cumberlan Gulf (1890 July 17-1890 Oct. 2). Voyage no. 3, Schooner Era of New London bound for Cumberlan Sound (1891 July 8-[1891 Sept. 19]). Whaling voyage on Bark Canton 1893.4 (1893 June 24-1894 Oct. 16) -- [7.] Hudson Bay [ethnographic studies] (1897 Nov. 27?-1899 May 10) -- [8.] Customs and traditions[stories?] ancient and modern, writ[t]en during the winters of 1910.11.12 / by George Comer, master, whaling schooner A.T. Gifford, Cape Fullerton, Hudson Bay. Voyage of the George B. Cluett for the relief of the Crocker land Expedition, 1915-16 (1915 July 2-1916 Oct. 4).

Reproduction Note

Type of reproduction--Microfilm; Place of reproduction--[New York, N.Y.; Agency responsible for reproduction--American Museum of Natural History: Date of reproduction--1986]. Physical description of reproduction--1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.

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Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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