Collection MS 201 - Whaling logbooks, and other documents, copied in New England (USA) repositories

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AU PMB MS 201

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Whaling logbooks, and other documents, copied in New England (USA) repositories

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  • 1799 - 1855 (Creation)

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1 reel; 35mm microfilm

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Please refer to the full entry in PMB 200

For indexes see American Whalers and Traders in the Pacific, Robert Langdon, ed., Canberra, 1978 and Where the Whalers Went, Robert Langdon, ed., Canberra, 1984. Information is provided in the following format: Name of ship (in upper case); Name of Captain/Logkeeper; Date of voyage; Area or places visited. HANNAH; Emery; 1803-04; Batavia HERALD; Silsbee; 1804-05; Tasmania, Tanna, Fataka, Marianas AEOLUS; ?; 1805-06; East Indies PERSEVERANCE; ?Cook; 1804; East Indies INDUS; ?Wheatland; 1802-; Towards Far East INDUS; Waldo; 1802; Far East, East Indies DIANA; ?McCall; 1799-1802; Far East ANNA; Pickman; 1801; Sumatra ACTIVE; ?Nichols; 1800-03; Far East PERSEVERANCE; ?Wheatland; 1800-01; Tasmania, Norfolk Island, Far East LYDIA; Barnard; 1801-02; Manila, Guam (Letter Book of W.J. Chever); 1855 ARGO; Northey; 1805; East Indies, India LYDIA; Haswell; 1801-02; Manila, Guam EXETER; ?Osgood; 1805-; Philippines VENUS; ?; 1807-; East Indies HUNTER; ?; 1809-; Java, Canton Of special interest on this reel: AEOLUS - 1805-06; log includes drawings of ships and land elevations DIANA - 1799-1802; detailed and interesting log of a sealing voyage CHEVER W.J.; Letters to Neal and Rogers, Boston, from various ports beginning from Melbourne, 23 October 1855

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Available for reference but, no part of the contents of this microfilm may be reproduced in any way without the permission of the holding institution or individual. Written permission must be obtained from the holding institution or individual before copies of the microfilm can be supplied. The name of the holding institution or individual, and the PMB film number, should both appear in citations.

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Essex Institute, 132 Essex Street, Salem, Mass. 01970

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Access this title at PMB Member Libraries or by purchasing it directly from the Bureau: http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/pambu/accessing.php

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