Collection MS 674 - Whaling logbooks, and other documents, copied in New England (USA) repositories

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AU PMB MS 674

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

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  • 1825 - 1868 (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. IRIS; Spooner; 1843-47; Pacific JIREH PERCY; Smith; 1868; * HECTOR; Norton; 1838-40; Pacific OSCAR(?)/SARAH; Dornin; 1849-51; Pacific SHARON; Norris; 1841-45; Pacific The above are held by The Duke's County Historical Society, Thomas Cooke House and Museum, School and Cooke Streets, Edgartown MA 02539 HOPEWELL; Littlefield; 1844-48; Pacific WARREN; n.d. Account Book LUMINARY; n.d. Account Book MARY WILDER; n.d. Account Book MARY WILDER; Cleveland; 1851-52; Pacific The above are owned by Mrs D. Riggs, last known address (1990) West Tisbury, MA 02575 Port of Honolulu; Arrivals and departures of whalers, March-October 1848 EBEN DODGE; ?; 1852-53; * Above owned by Mrs E.J. Bliss, last known address (1990) Wheelhouse, PO Box 436, Edgartown MA 02539 INDEPENDENCE; Plasket; 1825-28; Pacific (held by Duke's County Historical Society - see above) COLUMBUS; Pease; 1840-43; Pacific (owned by Mrs Bliss - see above) * - Sailed to areas other than Pacific or Indian Ocean. Of special interest on this reel (INDEPENDENCE; 1825-28) Accounts of trading with islanders.

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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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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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