Champlain Society Report of the Secretary, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1882-1883

Contributed by Mount Desert Island Historical Society


This report chronicles the activities of the Champlain Society, a group of Harvard University students who camped, explored, conducted scientific research, and socialized on Mount Desert Island. Areas of study included botany, geology, ornithology, and zoology.

The Secretary of the Champlain Society, Edward L. Rand, submited his report of the years 1882-1883 to the membership. Noteworthy in this report are the permanent establishment of the Champlain Society with articles of operation, the naming of Charles Eliot as "Captain Emeritus" and the move of the summer camp from Camp Pemetic to Camp Asticou, on the shores of Northeast Harbor.

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  • Title: Champlain Society Report of the Secretary, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1882-1883
  • Creator: Edward Lothrop Rand
  • Creation Date: 1882–1883
  • Subject Date: 1882–1883
  • Locations:
    • Mount Desert, Hancock County, ME
    • Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 2.1` cm x 1.7 cm
  • Collection: Champlain Society Logbooks
  • Object Type: Text

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Mount Desert Island Historical Society
PO Box 653, 353 Sound Drive, Mount Desert, ME 04660
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