Book submission: Corona and Coronet: Being a Narrative of the Amherst Eclipse Expedition to Japan, in Mr. Jame’s Schooner-Yacht Coronet, to Observe the Sun’s Total Obsuration 9th August, 1896

Title: Corona and Coronet: Being a Narrative of the Amherst Eclipse Expedition to Japan, in Mr. Jame’s Schooner-Yacht Coronet, to Observe the Sun’s Total Obsuration 9th August, 1896
Author: Todd, Mabel Loomis
Publication date: Boston, 1899
Library: Ivy Stacks
Call number: DS 809 T63 1899
Submitted by: Dawn E. Hunt
Description:
Clippings made for (E.D. Adams? the name is not totally legible) on July 7 and July 13, 1918 from newspapers and magazines about eclipses and other astronomical phenomena from a clipping agency, Henry Romeike, Inc., “The First Established and Most Complete Newspaper Cutting Bureau in the World”. The book itself is rather unusual, as it is a description of a journey from Massachusetts to Japan (and back) to view the total solar eclipse on August 9, 1896, written by an adventurous woman, Mabel Loomis Todd. It is well written and quite entertaining. There had been a total eclipse on June 8, 1918, the last total solar eclipse to cross the entire United States, Oregon to Florida, prior to the total eclipse of August 21, 2017, Oregon to South Carolina. Perhaps E.D. Adams had seen the eclipse and was interested in learning more?

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