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"The Sea Cadet" recounts descriptions of ports of call, impressions and feelings of Leent (Lieut.?) Evans. This unpublished verse narrative describes a last voyage, from Cowes in the Isle of Wight to Sydney, Australia, and back. Based on letters he wrote home, and specimens brought back from the voyage with him, the work can be dated by note 4 at the end of the book (p.135).
Graphite and color wash portrait of the Sea Cadet, manuscript title-page decorated with coronet, vignette and British flags. There are 12 full-page original watercolor drawings of places along the voyage, from the Isle of Wight to Sydney Australia, one in grisaille; with 76 vignettes in the text, 40 in grisaille, and 36 in color, of iconic places and natural history specimens of the voyage. The full-page illustrations include images from the voyage, and from the Cadet's childhood: Norris & Seymour Castle near Cowes (p. 27); the Club House at Cowes (p. 31); Portland (p. 37); Funchal Madeira (p. 53); Funchal Madeira (p. 55); the Governor's House, Funchal (p. 58); the Loo Rock in 1821 (grisaille) (p. 60); The Island of Teneriffe. 90 miles! (p. 66); Orotavo (p. 70); the Mill Stream, Lock's Mills (p.95); Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, New South Wales(p. 121); and the Anchorage at Sydney N.S.W. (p. 124). Volume is inscribed on the verso of the front free endpaper: "This Book was Wrote by My Friend Leent Evans. C.J.F."
Gift of Sherry Witter, 2020.
Accessioned as 2020.000072a. Samantha Dodd processed, wrote, and encoded the finding aid, 2023.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Samantha Dodd
- Finding Aid Date
- 2023 August 30
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