The expedition, consisting of my brother as commander. In spite of four of the best medical men being in continual attendance, and of everything being done to avert the onset of the last stage of the disease, this nevertheless took place on the afternoon of the fourth day.With the appearance of the black vomit consisting of a coffee-like evacuation that now set in and at the same time indicated the initial internal disintegration, the doctors gave me up as past help.Was promoted to the rank of Commander in the Royal Navy, July 1, 1864. Brant's full account of the journey was reported in My arrangements being completed, and the weather having become apparently settled, after a late and wet spring, I left Erẓ-Rúm on the 16th of June, 1838, accompanied by Mr.Adam Gifford Glascott, of her Majesty's navy, who had volunteered to make a map of our route, and my surgeon, Dr. The journey in what is now eastern Turkey, took them from the city now named Erzurum (then Erẓ-Rúm), to Muş (Músh), a detour to Elazığ (Kharpút), then on to Bitlis, Van, an ascent of Seiban Tagh (Sapán Tágh), the second highest peak in the region after Mount Ararat - becoming the first Europeans to do so, then to Doğubeyazıt (Báyazíd), as close as they could come to Mount Ararat, and back to Erzurum. On the ascent of Sapán Tágh, many of the party fell ill, probably due to a combination of altitude sickness and volcanic gases. Glascott so giddy that he could not continue taking his bearings without every few minutes quitting his work to rest; I had an intense headache; two persons were so affected that they could not proceed beyond the foot of the cone; one who mounted it descended at once, and on getting back vomited violently; even those who remained with the horses suffered from pain in the head. The Beg was informed of the robbery, but no detection followed.On reference to the map it will be perceived that a great portion of our route round the Lake of Ván was contiguous to its shores, and in many instances so close as to enable me to sketch their sinuosities with tolerable accuracy. N., who during the last two years has been travelling, chiefly in company with Mr.I had an opportunity of ascertaining from the summit of Sapán Tágh the contours of those parts which from the direction of the road I was prevented visiting, and of obtaining tangents to the principal points and bends of the bays; so that on the whole the general shape of the Lake has been satisfactorily ascertained. Consul Brant, in Armenia and Turkish Kurdistán, and has had an opportunity of collecting much geographical information respecting that little known country.
The position of the summit of Sapán Tágh was ascertained by Azimuths taken at Ván, Arnis, and Ardísh; but as my Theodolite in point of accuracy was not what was to be desired, I have omitted inserting it in the table of astronomical positions. Mr Glascott was also, we believe, to have accompanied Mr.In November 1857 the Commission was removed from Constantinople to St. While serving on the South American Station from 1825 till 1829, he was attached to the Survey of the Coasts of Patagonia, Terra del Fuego, and the Straits of Magellan; From 1832 until 1837 Adam was attached to the Survey of the Grecian Archipelago, Coasts of Greece, Macedonia, Thrace, and Asia Minor and in the Spring of 1838 he examined and reported upon the Coast of Lazistan, between Trebizond and Batoom, and surveyed the latter port.Petersburgh, in order to facilitate its proceedings with the Officers of the Imperial Russian Staff, and in 1863 it was removed to London. In 1838 he accompanied James Brant, consul at Erz-Rúm, on a journey through Kurdistan from Erz-Rúm to Músh, surveying and mapping the route.The Meridian Distances were measured by Chronometer, and applied to Erẓ-Rúm, adopting the Longitude of that place, deduced from the observations of the officers of the Imperial Russian Staff, as correct.The route is laid down from Magnetic Bearings taken with the Theodolite at every turn of the road, corrected for Variation, and the Distances are deduced from time carefully noted on my arrival at and departure from each station.The hope of recovery was again awakened in my brother, and the doctor's "if your brother survives till midnight, there is hope," after cessation of the bleeding, were the first words of consolation from the self confident and well-known Dr. I lived over midnight and was also for twenty years the first case in Georgetown that had survived an attack of yel- low fever after onset of the black vomit, Sir, In conformance with the plan which I had the honour to place before your Excellency, and which received your Excellency's approbation, the Boundary Expedition under my command, composed of the individuals mentioned in the accompanying document, left Georgetown on the afternoon of the 19th of April in the schooner "Home," which had been chartered for the purpose of conveying us to the Waini, or Guiania.