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Benny the History Pin Map

Map of publication locations of Benito Cereno

I am in the maps group with Anthony, Kat, Lauren, Lisa, and Raven, but it’s possible that my project relates more closely to the reception history group. I became interested in Benito Cereno book covers (rather than focusing on some element of the second installment of BC, as originally published in Putnam’s Monthly, which is what I had planned to do) and decided to try mapping them using History Pin, which I learned about from my library’s Digital Scholarship Librarian, Madiha Zahra Choksi.

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nice collection of materials on Amasa Delano

Here’s a patchy site that has collected a great little trove of useful materials on Delano for our annotation project.

For a more robust search, check out America’s Historical Newspapers, a searchable collection of newspapers from Delano’s era accessible via Hunter’s library. Here’s a look at what I quickly slurped up in 5 mins of searching; I’m sure you can find more:

  1. Vermont Centinel
    Publication Date: September 2, 1807
    Published As: Vermont Centinel, Burlington, Vermont
    Headline: From a Boston Paper. Tribute of Respect
    Article Type: Letters
  2. Republican Watch-Tower
    Publication Date: September 1, 1807
    Published As: Republican Watch-Tower., New York, New York
    Headline: [Capt. Amasa Delano; Perseverance; Boston; King; Spain; Gold Medal; Majesty’s; Spanish]
    Article Type: News/Opinion
  3. Mercantile Advertiser
    Publication Date: August 27, 1807
    Published As: Mercantile Advertiser, New York, New York
    Headline: [Captain Amasa Delano; Perseverance; Boston; King; Spain; Oold Medal; Majesty’s; Pacific]
    Article Type: News/Opinion
  4. Poulson’s American Daily Advertiser
    Publication Date: August 25, 1807
    Published As: Poulson’s American Daily Advertiser., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Headline: To Which Letter, Capt. Daland, through the Morning of Mr. Council Stoughton, Turned the following Answer Boston, Aug. 8, 1807
    Article Type: News/Opinion
  5. Portsmouth Oracle
    Publication Date: August 22, 1807
    Published As: Portsmouth Oracle, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
    Headline: Boston, August 8, 1807
    Article Type: News/Opinion
  6. Public Advertiser
    Publication Date: August 22, 1807
    Published As: The Public Advertiser, New York, New York
    Headline: Boston August 3, 1807
    Article Type: Letters
  7. Public Advertiser
    Publication Date: August 22, 1807
    Published As: The Public Advertiser, New York, New York
    Headline: Tribute of Respect
    Article Type: Letters
  8. Salem Gazette
    Publication Date: August 21, 1807
    Published As: SALEM GAZETTE., Salem, Massachusetts
    Headline: [Commodore Preble; Capt. Amasa Delano; Perserver; Boston; King; Spain; Gold; Medal]
    Article Type: News/Opinion
  9. Newburyport Herald
    Publication Date: August 21, 1807
    Published As: NEWBURYPORT HERALD., Newburyport, Massachusetts
    Headline: [Capt. Amasa Delano; Perseverance; Boston; South America]
    Article Type: News/Opinion
  10. Spooner’s Vermont Journal
    Publication Date: December 22, 1806
    Published As: Spooner’s Vermont Journal., Windsor, Vermont
    Headline:
    Article Type: Advertisement