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VoyagesDiscoveriesInTheSouthSeas.pdf
This extensive account of Fanning's voyages in the South Pacific offer brief descriptions of every event on his adventures. Presented here is a short excerpt describing his discovery of Palmyra, though it was published after the account of the ship…

Date: 1833

RovingsInThePacificExcerpt.pdf
Edward Lucett was a merchant based out of Tahiti. He published logs of his travels throughout the Pacific, including a landing at Palmyra in 1848, aboard the Fairy, to look for the wreck a ship rumored to be on the atoll.

He found nothing, but…

Date: 1848-07-21

johncameronsodys-excerpt.pdf
Collected stories of Captain John Cameron from his sailing trip aboard the Ebon, through the Pacific in the 1890's. This excerpt describes he and his crew's brief stay on Palmyra, including the turtle races they held on the backs of the giant sea…

Date: 1893

GentlemansMagazine-12-1901.pdf
This brief account of the wreck of the Henry James, offers unique descriptions of what survivors found while staying on Palmyra, awaiting rescue. It mentions pre-existing huts and inscriptions on trees, as well as leeches, a first to be heard of in…

Date: 1901-12

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