Voyages and Castaways
Owning Institution: Santa Clara University
About this CollectionAs a part of the Library's support of coursework at SCU, the Archives and Special Collections Department offers teaching sessions during which students are introduced to source materials - manuscripts and books, rare and beautifully printed - from our collections. The experience of physically viewing and handling these items can be a powerful one, but, as they are often in a fragile condition, we also offer online versions of these works for reading and examining outside the Reading Room. This group of books focuses on 18th and 19th Century travel narratives, fiction and non-fiction, with themes of ocean voyages, strange new lands, shipwrecks, and pirates - subjects that excited the imaginations of readers of the day.
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