Bibliography and Related Collections
The expedition has been described in print by Charles Everett Ranlett, Master mariner of Maine (Searsport, Maine: 1942), Chapter IX ?In the Nautilus to Greenland?; by Susan Alice Ranlett, Capt. Ranlett?s daughter, in Appendix A of that same title; by Capt. Ranlett in ?The cruise of the Nautilus to Labrador and Greenland? in The Maine teacher and school officer (vol. III, nos. 6-8, Dec. 1860-Feb. 1861); and in the unpublished reminiscences of S.A. Evans, a member of the expedition. Photocopies of these items are included with the collection.
Additional sources include the journal of Copley Amory of Boston, and a contemporary article in the Williams Quarterly by Prof. Chadbourne. The expedition is also mentioned in Cyrus Eaton?s History of Thomaston, Rockland, and South Thomaston, Maine (Hallowell, Maine: 1865, I, 443-4) and in Eve Anderson?s A breach of privilege, Cilley Family letters, 1820-1867 (Rockland, Maine: 2002, p. 405). The Williams College Archives contains further material on the expedition (see MC 17, Records of the Lyceum of Natural History).