Charles William Shepherd Archive Of Voyages To Iceland, circa 1844-1890.

Collection Number: 6869

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Charles William Shepherd archive of voyages to Iceland, circa 1844-1890.
Collection Number:
6869
Creator:
Quantity:
1 cubic foot.
Forms of Material:
Manuscripts
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Manuscripts relating to travels to Iceland.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The collection includes a field journal, two fair-copy journals, an annotated 1844 map of Iceland, several proof sections of Shepherd's The North-West Peninsula of Iceland (1867) and a copy of the published book. It also includes correspondence and newspaper clippings.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Fowler, G. G.
Shepherd, Charles William.
Shepherd, Charles William.
Upcher, H. M.
Fiske Icelandic Collection.

Subjects:
Bird watching -- Iceland.
Bird watching
Travel

Places:
Iceland -- Description and travel.
Iceland


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Charles William Shepherd Archive of Voyages to Iceland, #6869. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Correspondence
Series II. Newspaper Book Reviews
Series III. Bound Manuscripts
Series iV. Additional Material

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Miscellaneous Notes
Item #: 1
Undated
Notes or a portion of a letter, undecipherable addressee and writer, mention of Reykjavik.
Box 1 Folder 1
Supplies expenses
Item #: 2
Undated
Financial documents listing objects)
Box 1 Folder 1
Supply expense ledger
Item #: 3
May 1, 1862
Financial document listing objects (such as paper and whisky)
Box 1 Folder 1
Letter from C. W. Shepherd to “My dear Father”
Item #: 4
May 4, 1862
Addressed from Reyk[j]avik. Mentions traveling.
Box 1 Folder 1
Letter from C. W. Shepherd to “My dear Father”
Item #: 5
May 5, 1862
Mentions leaving from Reyk[j]avik that morning and traveling in Iceland.
Box 1 Folder 1
Letter from C. W. Shepherd to “My dear Father”
Item #: 6
May, 25, 1862
Addressed from Thingnefs. Mentions the rain and snow of Iceland, continues discussion of travel.
Box 1 Folder 1
Letter "Accepted by Mr. Shepherd"
Item #: 7
May 28, 1862
Mentions finances.
Box 1 Folder 1
Letter from James Retcher to "My dear Shepherd"
Item #: 8
August 25, 1862
Addressed from Peterhead (presumably Scotland). Mentions a hurried message and difficulties with the post and travel.
Box 1 Folder 1
Letter from O. V. Gislason to "My dear friend"
Item #: 9
April 24, 1864
Addressed from Iceland. Mentions working on translating texts into Icelandic, asks for assistance to travel to England.
Box 1 Folder 1
Letter from the Royal Geographical Society
Item #: 10
March 19, 1867
Documents the receiving of The North-West Peninsula of Iceland and giving thanks for its donation to the Society.
Box 1 Folder 1
Letter from the Zoological Society of London
Item #: 11
March 21, 1867
Gives thanks for the gift of The North-West Peninsula of Iceland to the library.
Box 1 Folder 1
Letter from W. M. James to “My dear Shepherd"
Item #: 12
April 9, 1868
Addressed from Fürstenbad. Discusses Shepherd’s book (The North-West Peninsula of Iceland).
Box 1 Folder 1
Letter to Cheriton Bickley Kent from Kenny Mac Cormac
Item #: 13
July 21, 1870
Discusses welding and mentions working in Iceland.
Mapcase Folder 1
The Morning Star
February 6, 1863
Contains advertisements, railway traffics, weather report, shipping intelligence, police and law intelligence.
Mapcase Folder 1
Maidstone Telegraph No. 419
December 15, 1866
Samples of articles and topics: railway times, London markets, “Coroner’s Inquiet,” assorted advertisements, articles on trade unions, articles on education, police brutality, “The Paris Exhibition,” “Death of a Vegetarian from Abstemiousness, “Discovery of a Skeleton in Ratcliffe Highway.”
Box 1 Folder 2
The Athenaeum: Journal of English and Foreign Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts, London
March 9, 1867
Among many others, contains a review of The North-West Peninsula of Iceland.
Mapcase Folder 1
Land and Water Vol. 3 No. 60
March 16, 1867
Among many others, contains a review of The North-West Peninsula of Iceland.
Mapcase Folder 1
The Globe and Traveller No. 21, 407, Evening
March 11, 1867
Among many others, contains a review of The North-West Peninsula of Iceland.
Box 1 Folder 2
Gardeners Chronicle
March 16, 1867
Review of The North-West Peninsula of Iceland.
Box 1 Folder 2
Morning Herald
April 4, 1867
Review of The North-West Peninsula of Iceland.
Box 1 Folder 2
London Review
April 6, 1867
Review of The North-West Peninsula of Iceland.
Box 1 Folder 2
The Spectator
April 20, 1867
Review of The St. Stephen’s Chronicle, The Sorrows of Hypsipyle, The Wife’s Litany and Other Pieces in Verse, A Dictionary of Photography, Sunshine and Showers, Prose Works of John Greenleaf Whittier, Germany from the Baltic to the Adriatic; or Prussia, Austria, and Venetia, with Reference to the Late War, The North-West Peninsula of Iceland, being the Journal of a Tour in Iceland in the Spring and Summer of 1862, The Law of Libel, as Affecting the Newspaper Press, with proposed Amendments, The Aeneis of Virgil, Zaida’s Nursery Notebook, for the Use of Mothers, Pity, Man: A Story of Light and Darkness, Practical Housekeeping, or the Duties of a Homewife, Maxon’s Standard Penny Readings, Africa. Prussia, How to Study the New Testament, and Dan’s Treasure; or, Labour and Love.
Box 1 Folder 2
Daily News
April 27, 1867
Review of The North-West Peninsula of Iceland.
Mapcase Folder 1
The Birmingham Daily Gazette Vol. 9 No. 1290
April 29, 1867
Among many others, contains a review of The North-West Peninsula of Iceland.
Box 1 Folder 2
Lancet
May 11, 1867
Review of The North-West Peninsula of Iceland.
Mapcase Folder 1
The Pall Mall Gazette: An Evening Newspaper and Review
May 30, 1867
Among many others, contains a review of The North-West Peninsula of Iceland.
Mapcase Folder 1
The Times
June 6, 1867
Among many others, contains a review of The North-West Peninsula of Iceland.
Box 1 Item #: 14
Travel Journal of C. W. Shepherd
April 19, 1862 - June 27, 1862
Rough travel itinerary on first page from April 19th to the end of June; writing begins May 2, ends Friday, June 27; 116 pages of writing.
Box 1 Item #: 15
Travel journal of H. M. Upchev
April 19, 1862 - July 30, 1862
Black cover. Has rough itineraries from April to August (writing appears to be from April to July); begins with April 19, 1862; has a plant stuck between its last few pages.
Box 1 Item #: 16
Small black notepad
April 28, 1862 - July 29, 1862
Includes advertisement for the 1862 Royal Mail Steam Ship from Reykjavik to Copenhagen; starting in April, very faded notes on travel (including weather); continues to July; Jack Shepherd written on back cover.
Box 1 Item #: 17
Journal with red cover
July 17 186? - October 3, 186??
Front inside cover has a rudimentary travel itinerary for July and August; back inside cover continues to September and up until October 3; 123 written pages; begins with leaving London on July 17 ,ends with September 3 with what should be Mývatn based on the itinerary; the journal records details of travel and the landscapes.
Box 1 Item #: 18
Small black wallet/purse with writings
Only fragmentary papers (baggage ticket from Marseilles, some papers with names, Shepherd is mentioned).
Box 1 Item #: 19
The North-West Peninsula of Iceland: Being the Journal of a Tour in Iceland in the Spring and Summer of 1862
1867
By C. W. Shepherd, M.A., F.Z.S., published in London 1867 by Longmans, Green, and Co.; has a green cover.
Box 1 Folder 2
Pages from The North-West Peninsula of Iceland
Item #: 20
1867
Mapcase Folder 1
Goða-Foss painting
1A - Rendering of landscape featuring waterfalls and mountains, two figures perched to the top left
Mapcase Folder 1
Ísa-Fjörðr Town painting
1B - Depicts a stretch of land cutting across a fjord; three boats to the right, several small houses on the land-bridge
Mapcase Folder 1
Uppdráttr Íslands (Carte d‘Islande) by Olafs Nikolas Olsens
1844
Mapcase Folder 1
Title page describing the four maps in Icelandic and French)
1844
Mapcase Folder 1
No. 1, Map of Iceland (Ísland: Suðvestr - Fjórðúngr)
1844
Mapcase Folder 1
No. 2, Map of Iceland (Ísland: Suðaustr - Fjórðúngr)
1844
Mapcase Folder 1
No. 3, Map of Iceland (Ísland: Norðaustr - Fjórðúngr)
1844
Mapcase Folder 1
No. 4, Map of Iceland (Ísland: Norðvestr - Fjórðúngr)
1844