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.
I have got up my spirits a little to-day an express arrived in Waterford last night that Genl. Blaney and completely routed one Camp of the Rebels, Carrigburne.In the Spring of 1838 examined and reported upon the Coast of Lazistan, between Trebizond and Batoom, and surveyed the latter port. Consul Brant, of Erzeroom, on a tour through Koordistan, made to examine into the resources and state of that country; returned to England in 1839. In 1848 was appointed Surveyor to the British Commission under Colonel (now Lieut-General Sir William) Williams for the Settlement of the Turco-Persian Boundary: since the return of that officer to England in 1853 the charge of the Commission has devolved on him.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.
I was at first apprehensive for his sight; but am now happy that my fears on that score are entirely removed.
Our survey of the Barima was finished by the 19th of May; ...
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.
Letter written by Mrs Mary Cooke (wife of Rev John Cooke rector of Tramore) of Woodlands, 4 miles east of Waterford City, to her mother Mrs Sutton who had fled to Wales at the outbreak of the rebellion. entered the Royal Navy, October 12, 1821; served on the Coast of Ireland from that period till November 1824; served on the South American Station from 1825 till 1829, during a part of which time was attached to the Survey of the Coasts of Patagonia, Terra del Fuego, and the Straits of Magellan; served on the Coast of Africa and West Indies from 1829 till 1830; was attached to the Survey of the Grecian Archipelago, Coasts of Greece, Macedonia, Thrace, and Asia Minor, from 1832 till 1837. H.) Schomburgk, Commissioner for Surveying and Marking out the Boundaries of British Guiana; resigned the appointment in 1841, and became one of the Sworn Surveyors of that colony; was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, November 23 1841; returned to England in 1845.