[J. S. Reigart]. [A group of materials relating to the Lady Franklin Bay and Greeley Relief Expeditions], 1881-1884.
From the remarkable Relic Collection of J. S. Reigart (b. 1836). Presumed to have assembled most of his relics through his work at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Reigart preserved their provenance through his meticulous manuscript labels, in each of these instances being affixed to the objects themselves. The Greely Relief Expedition was organized in 1884 by Secretary of the Navy, William E. Chandler, with three of the four vessels that eventually reached the camp of Lt. Adolphus Greely being here represented: the Bear, Thetis, and Alert.
Comprising: (1) cabinet card (110 x 160 mm.), on photographic mount (130 x 200 mm.), of the Greely crew prior to departure, with the imprint of S. C. Reed, Photographer, Newburyport, Mass. to verso. With names of the 21 crew members depicted printed to mount (two of them corrected in manuscript); (2) Survivors of the Greely Arctic exploring expedition (1884), by A. W. Anderson, Haverhill, Mass, being a cabinet card (170 x 110 mm.) on photographic mount, with names of each of the six figures printed below image; (3) a turned treen, with Reigart’s manuscript label affixed to underside, reading “Greely’s Arctic vessel ‘Proteus’ 1881;” (4) a turned treen oak spire, with MS. label affixed to underside, reading “Whale boat of the Alert;” (5) turned oak finiale in shape of acorn, labelled on underside as “Thetis;” and (6) a heavy piece of wood with MS. label affixed to side: “Piece of the keel of the Arctic vessel ‘The Bear’ of the Greely Relief Expedition to the North Pole. The keel was crushed by the ice of the North Pole, 22 June 1884.”
[Chinese and English phrase book and dictionary]. Vancouver: [Thomson Stationery Co.], 1912.
Japanese stab-stewn binding, in limp cloth (20 cm. tall). With contemporary ownership inscription to rear endpaper, along with later hand-stamp of Uranian Phalanstery (New York). Contents of [vi], 392 pages; with final page featuring advertisement for Vancouver’s Lee Yune Co. Contents printed in English and Chinese, and preceded by inserted  pages of Chinese script, block-printed on pink paper, accompanied by four hand-stamps in both red and black.
A vernacular rebinding of a 1912 publication from Vancouver’s Thomson Stationery Co. From the Preface, attributed to T. J. G.: “This book is designed to enable to Chinese student to speak in English and also to understand the meaning of the words and phrases of that language… The compiler of this book has endeavoured to bring together phrases and expressions of such general use and useful character applying to all kinds of professions, trades, business relations, traveling, correspondence, names, and relative position of principal cities and towns in Canada and the United States, by the aid of which persons unacquainted with the English language can easily explain the meaning of their various wants.”
Dally, Frederick. [Indian salmon caches at Yale, Fraser River], [1868 negative].
Albumen print (190 x 215 mm.), mounted to plain board with later manuscript title inscribed below print (in French). Printed by Richard / Hannah Maynard.
Macmunn, Charles. “Victoria, B.C. from [Esquimault and Nanaimo Railway] + Indian canoes,” 1885.
Albumen print photograph (190 x 230 mm.), affixed to thick paper mount with contemporary manuscript titles. A selection from a larger group of Macmunn photographs.