People, Places, and Contexts in Anna Seward's Elegy on Captain Cook

This page identifies information about quotations, people, events, and contexts mentioned in or relevant to Anna Seward's poem, "Elegy on Captain Cook" (1780).

All annotations and coding here were initially written by students in the Fall 2012 Digital Humanities course at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. Annotations, codes, images, and links were originally written and contributed by Bryan Cardonick, Carrie Hood, Jacob Hornin, Megan Hughes, Joseph Martin, Ashley Necciai, Mattia Piazza, Zach Pivirotto, Albert Simak, Nicole Wong, and Khalil Zeigler. Corrections were made by Prof. Sayre Greenfield and Prof. Elisa Beshero-Bondar. Research for these annotations was conducted using proprietary databases only accessible through university library subscription, including ECCO (Eighteenth-Century Collections Online) in particular for accounts of Captain Cook's voyages. Since we aim to make this site accessible to readers who lack university access to expensive proprietary databases, wherever possible we point links from this page to readily available and authoritative public versions of resources and images, including Project Gutenberg and the Internet Archive. We are currently revising external links and entries and we hope to add more annotations to the Elegy as well as to connect it to related digital research on Pacific cultural contact including editions of Gerald Fitzgerald's The Injured Islanders: an Epistle from Oberea to Captain Wallis (1779), and scenes from the 1785 pantomime production of Omai, or a Trip Round the World, both of which are currently underway, with research and annotations under development by our students in the Digital Humanities course. We welcome input and advice on the ongoing project.

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Link to Variorum Edition of the 1780 and 1810 texts

1. Works Cite…

Works Cited

  1. Cook, James. A Voyage towards the South Pole, and round the World. Performed in His Majesty's ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. . . In which is included, Captain Furneaux's Narrative of his Proceedings in the Adventure , 1777. London.

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Date: December 1, 2012
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