Collection MS 776 - 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


  • 1834 - 1863 (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:
UNIDENTIFIED; 1852-1855; Pacific COPIA; 1848-51; Pacific ALICE FRAZIER; 1851-55; Pacific CERES; 1834-37; Pacific PHOENIX; 1834-37; Pacific.
The remaining items are held by the New London County Historical Society: COLUMBUS; 1851-55; Pacific INDIAN CHIEF; 1951-55; Pacific ELECTRA; 1862-63; Pacific VENICE; 1849-51; Pacific GEORGE HOWLAND; 1857-61; Pacific Of special interest on this reel (ALICE FRAZIER; 1851-55) Journal of captain's wife; poems, recipes and sketches; life ashore at Honolulu; Russian, French and British warships at Honolulu, 23 July 1854; (CERES; 1834-37) Excellent sketches of places visited, ships and whaling scenes; accounts of ports visited and activities there.

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.

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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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The Mariners' Museum, Newport News VA 23606 AND New London County Historical Society, 11 Blinman St., New London CON 03620

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