Collection MS 783 - Whaling logbooks, and other documents, copied in New England (USA) repositories

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AU PMB MS 783

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

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  • 1794 - 1857 (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. PLEASE NOTE: PMB 768 to 0783 - 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. HENRY; 1848-53; Continued from reel PMB 782 MARY; 1843-47; Pacific Caldwell; Ancestors and antiques, n.d. (This item is owned by Mr R.C. Caldwell - all other items on this reel are held by the Peter Foulger Museum) LONDON; 1794-97; Pacific NORTH AMERICA; 1797-99; Pacific JOHN JAY; 1845-49; Pacific PETREL; 1853-57; Pacific WASHINGTON; 1843-47; Pacific WEYMOUTH; 1828-31; Pacific Of special interest on this reel (NORTH AMERICA; 1797-99) Notes on birds and fish seen

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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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Peter Foulger Museum, Nantucket MA 02554 AND Mr R.C. Caldwell, Nantucket MA 02554 (see below)

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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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ms783

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