Collection MS 287 - 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


  • 1835 - 1922 (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); Name of Captain/Logkeeper; Date of voyage; Area or places visited. (VARIOUS SHIPS); ?; 1863-64; Atlantic CITY OF FITCHBURG; ?; 1878-79; Atlantic JASPER; Raymond; 1835-37; South Atlantic, New Zealand JASPER; Adams; 1837- 38; Indian Ocean HELEN; ?; 1810-11; Indian Ocean, Atlantic CHARLESTON; Baldwin; 1844-47; South Atlantic, New Zealand, Society Islands, Marquesas, Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Hawaii GASPE; Blair; 1922; Atlantic PEDRO VARELA; Mrs D.L. Ricketson(Captain's Wife); 1881-83; Atlantic SYLPH; Nye; 1847; Atlantic JOHN HOWLAND; Leary; 1847-51; Atlantic, Marquesas, Galapagos Islands, Pitcairn, Juan Fernandez Islands SAMUEL ROBERTSON; McKenzie; 1837-40; Atlantic, Indian Ocean, New Zealand, Kermadecs, Tonga, Samoa, Austral Islands LOUISA; Shockley; 1874-78; South Atlantic C.W. MORGAN; Shockley; 1878-81; South Atlantic BOUNDING BILLOW; Shockley; 1881-82; North Pacific FLEETWING; Shockley; 1882-83; Marshall Islands TWO BROTHERS; Shockley; 1840-41; Atlantic, Indian Ocean, New Zealand GEORGE WASHINGTON; Murdock; 1844-47; Cook Islands, New Zealand, Hawaii, Pitcairn Island NASSAU; ?; 1853-56; Juan Fernandez Islands, New Zealand Of special interest on this reel (CHARLESTON; 1844-47) Very interesting descriptions of places visited.

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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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Sponsoring libraries of the New England Microfilming Project, Old Dartmouth Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, Mass. 02740

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