A journal of a young man of Massachusetts : late a surgeon on board an American privateer, who was captured at sea by the British, in May, eighteen hundred and thirteen, and was confined first, at Melville island, Halifax, then at Chatham, in England, and last, at Dartmoor prison : interspersed with observations, anecdotes and remarks, tending to illustrate the moral and political characters of three nations : to which is added, a correct engraving of Dartmoor prison, representing the massacre of American prisoners / written by himself.
- Other records:
- Boston : Printed by Rowe and Hooper, 1816.
228 p.,  fold. leaf of plates : ill. (wood engraving) ; 18 cm.
- Dartmoor Prison.
United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Prisoners and prisons.
- Place of Publication:
- United States Massachusetts Boston.
- "A novel founded on fact."-- Cf. Alliborne, Dictionary of authors.
Usually considered a work of fiction by Benjamin Waterhouse. According to H.R. Viets, edited by Waterhouse from a manuscript of Amos G. Babcock.--Cf. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, v. 12, July 1940, pp. 605-622.
Illustration caption: Description of Dartmoor Prison, England.
- Local notes:
- Culture Class Collection copy 1 has  loose leaf with typewritten information about this book laid in.
Culture Class Collection copy 2 has bookplate of Helen Godey Wilson on front pastedown.
Culture Class Collection copy 2 has autograph of John Fothergill Waterhouse (?) on title page.
Culture Class Collection copy 2 has right board detached.
- Penn Provenance:
- Wilson, Helen Godey (bookplate) (Culture Class Collection copy 2)
Waterhouse, John Fothergill, 1791-1817 (?) (autograph) (Culture Class Collection copy 2)
- Penn Chronology:
- Cited in:
- Sabin, 102060
Shaw & Shoemaker, 39719
Wright, L.H. Amer. fiction, 1774-1850 (2nd ed.), 2673
- Babcock, Amos G.
Rowe & Hooper, printer.
Collection of British and American Fiction, 1660-1830 (University of Pennsylvania)
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
American Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
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