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Ledyard, John 1751-1789

Overview
Works: 117 works in 335 publications in 4 languages and 9,562 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Diaries  History 
Roles: Author, Honoree
Classifications: G226.L5, 914.7046
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Journey through Russia and Siberia, 1787-1788 : the journal and selected letters by John Ledyard( Book )

20 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
A journal of Captain Cook's last voyage to the Pacific Ocean and in quest of a North-west passage between Asia and America, performed in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, and 1779 by John Ledyard( Book )

20 editions published between 1783 and 1982 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of Captain Cook's last voyage by John Ledyard( Book )

16 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First-hand account of the exploits and adventures encountered during Cook's third voyage (1776-80) to Hawaii and the Aleutians in search of the legendary Northwest passage
Journal of Captain Cook's last voyage to the Pacific Ocean, on Discovery; performed in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, illustrated with cuts and a chart, shewing the tracts of the ships employed in this expedition. Faithfully narrated from the original MS by John Rickman( Book )

5 editions published between 1781 and 1785 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Rickman, second lieutenant on one of the two ships commanded by James Cook on his last expedition, wrote this journal during the voyage. It was first published anonymously in 1781, because the Admiralty embargoed all personal accounts until an official report of the voyage was released. Rickman apparently wanted to anticipate any attempt to blame him (a party under his command had killed a Hawaiian chief) for precipitating Cook's death. This revised edition, 'compared with, and corrected from, the voyage published by authority' was published - again anonymously - in 1785. After an editorial preface and an introductory account of earlier voyages to the South Seas, the journal itself offers a detailed first-hand narrative of the four-year voyage, including the deaths of Cook and of Captain Clerke, who took over command of the expedition but died of tuberculosis while searching for the western entrance to the North-West Passage
The life of John Ledyard, the American traveller : comprising selections from his journals and correspondence by Jared Sparks( Book )

6 editions published between 1828 and 2005 in English and German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reisebeschreibung, Nordamerika, 19. Jahrhundert
A journal of Captain Cook's last voyage to the Pacific Ocean by John Ledyard( )

1 edition published in 1783 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyages de M. M. Lédyard et Lucas en Afrique, entrepris ... par ordre de la Société anglaise d'Afrique ; Avec une Carte by John Ledyard( Book )

7 editions published between 1804 and 1974 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyages de mm. Lédyard et Lucas en Afrique by Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior Parts of Africa( Book )

1 edition published in 1804 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les aventures d'un jeune Anglois by John Ledyard( Book )

2 editions published in 1787 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyages de MM. Ledyard et Lucas en Afrique by John Ledyard( Book )

3 editions published in 1804 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troisième voyage de Cook ou Journal d'une expédition faite dans la mer Pacifique du sud & du nord en 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, & 1780 by John Rickman( Book )

1 edition published in 1782 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels and Adventures of John Ledyard ... Second edition [of "The Life of John Ledyard" ]. [By Jared Sparks.] by John Ledyard( Book )

4 editions published in 1834 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyages de MM. Ledyard et Lucas en Afrique by John Ledyard( Book )

2 editions published in 1804 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last voyage of Captain Cook : the collected writings of John Ledyard by John Ledyard( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ledyard's Siberian journals recount a harrowing journey through Russia under the rule of Catherine the Great, while his diary from Alexandria and Cairo provides a brilliant and rare account of Egypt before Napoleon's invasion. Finally, Ledyard's correspondence sheds light on pre-revolutionary Paris and on his friendships with the Marquis de Lafayette, Benjamin Franklin, and Sir Joseph Banks. In his short life, John Ledyard traveled farther than any American had before."--Jacket
Passage to glory; John Ledyard's America by Helen Augur( Book )

1 edition published in 1946 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Journey through Russia and Siberia, 1787-1788 : the journal and selected letters
Alternative Names
John Ledyard American explorer and adventurer

John Ledyard Amerikaans ontdekkingsreiziger (1751-1789)

John Ledyard US-amerikanischer Afrikaforscher

Lediard, Dzhon.

Lediard, Dzhon 1751-1789

Ledjard, Džon.

Ledjard, Džon 1751-1789

Lédyard.

ジョン・レッドヤード

Languages
English (222)

French (19)

German (3)

Russian (1)

Covers
The life of John Ledyard, the American traveller : comprising selections from his journals and correspondenceThe last voyage of Captain Cook : the collected writings of John LedyardMagnificent voyage : an American adventurer on Captain James Cook's final expeditionLedyard : in search of the first American explorerThe making of John Ledyard : empire and ambition in the life of an early American travelerThe last voyage of Captain Cook : the collected writings of John LedyardThe life of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane, and other distinguished American explorers: containing narratives of their researches and adventures in remote and interesting portions of the globe