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Dring, Thomas, 1758-1825.
Recollections of the Jersey prison ship.
Morrisania, N.Y. : [s.n.], 1865. (New York? : Alvord, printer)
|Named Person:||Thomas Dring; Daniel Aborn; Sylvester Rhodes; William Drowne; Solomon Drowne|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Thomas Dring; Albert G Greene; Henry B Dawson; Solomon Drowne; Corydon A Alvord; William Pitt Palmer; George William Curtis
|Notes:||Reprint. First edition published: Providence, R.I. : H.H. Brown, 1829. The 1829 edition was reissued with identical text but without the copyright statement (either a reprint using the same stereo plates with a newly set, closely imitative title page, or remainder sheets with a cancel title leaf)--with imprint: New-York : Published by P.M. Davis, 1831. The present edition includes a reproduction of the 1831 title page, and is said (p. viii-ix) to be "a careful reprint of the New York edition of 1831, but with much additional matter."
"50 copies, quarto, numbered and signed. 100 copies, octavo, numbered and signed. No. [blank]"--Title page verso.
The illustration of the ship, facing p. 16, is a well executed wood engraving, with image of the ship reversed from that of the engraved frontispiece in the 1829 edition, and depicted in a marshy landscape.
"Map of the Wale Bogt [Wallabout Bay] and its vicinity, at the time of the Revolutionary War, from the original sketch drawn by General Jeremiah Johnson": folded plate facing p. .
The "additional matter" is contained in the appendix (p. -201): I. Documents relating to naval prisoners -- II. Captain Daniel Aborn -- III. Sailing-master Sylvester Rhodes -- IV. William Drowne, a prisoner on the Jersey [documents include correspondence with his brother Solomon Drowne et al. from the Drowne papers] -- V. Captain Roswell Palmer, prisoner on the Jersey -- VI. The destructive operation of foul air, tainted provisions, bad water, and personal filthiness, upon human consititutions ... / by Captain Alexander Coffin, Jun., one of the surviving sufferers ... -- VII. Recollections of Brooklyn and New York, in 1776 (from a note-book of General Jeremiah Johnson, of the Wale bogt [Wallabout], L.I.)--VIII. The privateer sloop Chance, of Providence -- IX. The Belisarius, Captain Richard Graves -- X. The prison-ship Jersey -- XI. Extract from an oration, pronounced July 4, 1800, in the Baptist Meeting-House in Providence ... / by Jonathan Russell -- XII. Sonnet, suggested by a vision of the Jersey prison-ship / W.P.P. [William Pitt Palmer] -- XIII. The Rhode Island prisoner [sonnet] / George William Curtis, 22d June, 1865.
|Description:||, xxii, 201,  p.,  leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill., map, ports. ; 29 cm.|
|Responsibility:||By Albert G. Greene. ; Edited by Henry B. Dawson.|
- Jersey (Prison-ship)
- Prison hulks -- New York (State) -- New York.
- United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Prisoners and prisons.
- United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Prisoners and prisons -- Poetry.
- Dring, Thomas, -- 1758-1825.
- Chance (Sloop)
- Belisarius (Ship)
- Aborn, Daniel, -- 1749-1783.
- Rhodes, Sylvester, -- 1745-1782.
- Drowne, William, -- 1755-1786.
- Drowne, Solomon, -- 1753-1834 -- Correspondence.