The first part of the text (red letters: "Lost in the Atlantic") represents the history of St. Helena, its landscape description, and how it was discovered by Juan de Nova Castelia, a Portuguese sailor, on 21 May 1501. Later, the island was possessed by British East-India Company from 1651-1834 (except when the British government kept Napoleon as a prisoner on the island from 1815-1821).

The other text is an abstract of the lecture delivered by Ben Weider to the Consortium on the Revolutioary Era, meeting at Louisiana State University, 22 February 1997. The title of his presentation was My Pilgrimage to St. Helena. That lecture is available in full in the ‘Articles/Lectures’ section of the INS website or under: