Collection MS 771 - Whaling logbooks, and other documents, copied in New England (USA) repositories

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


  • 1830 - 1874 (Creation)

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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); Date of voyage; Area or places visited. PLEASE NOTE: PMB 768 to 783 - the names of the captains or logkeepers were not readily available for inclusion in these entries. Some of the names may be located in the indexes mentioned above. KENSINGTON; 1857-61; Continued from reel PMB 770 LION; 1831-33; Pacific WILLIAM SPRAGUE; 1849-51; Pacific EDWARD; 1830-32; Pacific COLOMA; 1870-74; Pacific COMET, STORM, KING, LOTUS; 1861-63; Pacific List of U.S. whaling vessels, 1830s-1840s ELIZA, report and manifest; 1807; Indian Ocean BOWDITCH (Insurance); 1832-35; Pacific UNIDENTIFIED; 1835; Pacific GENERAL JACKSON, shipping paper; 1841-42; Indian Ocean Bay of Islands - Memo, sundries Fleming, James B.; Letters re Sydney trade, 1841 Of special interest on this reel (LION; 1831-33) Sighting of Krakatoa, 17 February, 1833

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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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Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, Rhode Island 02912

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