"The Sea is Thine, and Thou Madest It" Clipping

ID: SIA2012-8398

Creator: Dall, William Healey 1845-1927

Form/Genre: Document

Date: December 14, 1899

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7073, Box 1, Folder: 4

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A clipping of the poem "The Sea is Thine, and Thou Madest It," by William Healy Dall. The poem was published in Christian Register on December 14, 1899, but was written by Dall while traveling on the Bering Sea in July of 1899. Dall was a member of, and later led, the Western Union Telegraph Expedition through Alaska from 1865-1868. Dall also was a malacologist with the United States Geological Survey from 1884 to 1925, and served as honorary curator of mollusks at the Smithsonian Institution's United States National Museum from 1880 to 1927.


  • United States National Museum
  • Western Union Telegraph Expedition (1865-1867)


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7073, Box 1, Folder: 4

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


December 14, 1899

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  • Malacologists
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Explorations and Expeditions
  • Periodicals
  • Museums
  • Poetry
  • Museum curators


  • Bering Sea
  • Alaska


  • Document
  • Paper

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Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 4.5w x 10.25h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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