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Mt. Carrigain expedition remembrance, 1873

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Mt. Carrigain expedition remembrance, 1873

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A book of drawings by Edward Morse and accompanying poetry of an expedition by members of the White Mountain Club of Portland to climb Mount Carrigain in New Hampshire in 1873.

Among the party were Edward Sylvester Morse, a naturalist; artists George Frederick "Fred" Morse and Harrison Bird Brown; newspaperman Edward Elwell, who published an account of the adventure in the Portland Transcript on Sept. 13, 1873; Edward H. Daveis of the Portland Co.; and Joseph Thompson.

George "Fred" Morse made 25 humorous drawings of the trip.

The story in verse is collected as "A Song of Mt. Carrigain: dedicated to those members of the White Mountain Club who survived the memorable expedition to its summit, 1873, August-Sept. 13."

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  • Title: Mt. Carrigain expedition remembrance, 1873
  • Creator: Morse, Edward S.
  • Creation Date: 1873
  • Subject Date: 1873
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME, NH
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 2332
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822

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