Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Scrapbook B >> [Page 17] >> (Manuscript)

Item informationTitle: (Manuscript)
Genre: Scrapbook
Publication informationVolume: B
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      Digitization Digital collection: William Gilmore Simms Digital Collection
      Rights: Digital Copyright © 2013, The University of South Carolina. All rights reserved. For more information contact The South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208
      Resource Identifier: SB_18xx_072
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      Description Manuscript reads:  The [illegible] of the [illegible] | which the fond Chilian [?], in his forest world [?], | Held [illegible] of good. | [rule] | Isla de Terra.  One of the | two islands of Juan Fernandez —  42 miles in circumference [?] & described as a Terrestrial Paradise.
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      Position: bottom right, rotated ninety degrees counter-clockwise.

      Simms is likely referring to Isla Mas a Tierra, the 19th century name for what is now Robinson Crusoe Island.  The Juan Fernandez Archipelago contains four islands, not two.