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The View from the Isle of France: Elias Hasket Derby Jr.'s East India Voyage

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 5 pm

Free event

Join us to hear Heesoo Cho, the 2021 Frances E. Malamy Fellow at PEM’s Phillips Library and doctoral candidate in history at Washington University, present the findings of her research. Her project, Damaged Commodities Afloat: Maritime Ship Management in the Early American Republic, 1783-1820, explores how American merchants who financed the China and East Indies trade from the 1780s to the 1810s coped with material loss at sea.

The Phillips Library Frances E. Malamy Research Fellowship program, generously funded by the Malamy family, awards $5,500 to one recipient each year to perform independent research for eight weeks at the library located in Rowley, Massachusetts.

IMAGE ABOVE: John Bartlett, Detail of China Junck, September 1790. John Bartlett Journal, Log 1765. Courtesy of Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum.

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Heesoo Cho

Heesoo Cho is a Ph.D. candidate at Washington University in St. Louis. She studies early American perceptions of the Pacific Ocean and is currently writing a dissertation titled, The Mental and Material Map of the Pacific Ocean in Early America, 1740–1819.