James Eight and the Palmer-Pendleton Expedition of 1829-1831,

p. 146-47: The scientific program of the expedition was sponsored by the Lyceum for Natural History of the City of New York. Newspapers encouraged private citizens to lend books, charts, and instruments to the expedition, and when the Annawan sailed it was said to have on board a fine collection of instruments and several hundred books.

p. 199: [Matthew Fontaine Maury] was also the author of a textbook on navigation, copies of which were on every ship in the Navy…. The textbook stemmed from his dissatisfaction with the kind of schooling he had received as a midshipman. It had consisted mostly of committing to memory large arts of Nathaniel Bowditch’s American Practical Navigator and had emphasized the practical aspects of navigation without the underlying mathematical theory.