Collection MS 772 - 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 - 1902 (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); Date of voyage; Area or places visited.d 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.
EUROPA; Memo of Captain Barker, 1880
CALIFORNIA; 1901-1902; Pacific
ABRAHAM BARKER; 1871-75; Pacific
AURORA; 1858-60; Pacific (Account Book)
PIONEER; 1851-54; Pacific
WATKINS; Outfit for whaling voyage, n.d.
DAUPHIN; record of voyage in poem form, 1820-22
CALIFORNIA; 1851-54; Pacific List of ships and barques, 1830-76
Of special interest on this reel (DAUPHIN; 1820-23) Good descriptions of ports; rescued survivors of ESSEX off Cape Horn, 23 February 1821; (EUROPA; 1880) Reference to islanders in Kingsmill Group, i.e. southern Gilbert Islands; (ABRAHAM BARKER; 1871-75) Whale drawings; captain's wife on board; Governor and entourage taken to Ha'apai, Tonga; (ALBATROSS USS; 1899) Record of Agassiz Exploring Expedition. Sketches, watercolours and photographs of landfalls, of islanders and of tools, boats, etc.; encounters with missionaries and royalty, including Tupou II of Tonga; disease in the islands; pearl diving at Kikueru

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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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John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

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