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Journal and logbook of the ship Maria of Nantucket, Mass., USA

  • AU PMB MS 414
  • Collectie
  • 1832-36

The MARIA made a whaling voyage to the Pacific Ocean in 1832-36. She rounded Cape Horn, cruised on the Chilean and Peruvian coasts and touched at the Galapagos Islands, Easter Island, Maui (Hawai'i).

There are two documents:<BR><BR>1. A typescript copy of a journal kept by the ship's carpenter Joseph B. ?, 18 February 1833-27 April 1836.<BR><BR>2. Logbook kept by Captain Macy beginning 13 October 1832 and ending 17 January 1836.

Macy, Captain Alexander

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

  • AU PMB MS 205
  • Collectie
  • 1825 - 1836

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.
ZEPHYR; ?Clearland; 1829-30; Timor, Canton - Continued from reel PMB 204 PERU; Lovett; 1825; South America, East Indies JANUS; ?; n.d.; South America, East Indies ROSCOE; ?Briggs; 1827-29; South America, Manila and back DERBY; ?Chever; 1830-32; South America, Hawaii, Guam, Manila PERU; Eagleston; 1830-33; Fiji RASSELAS; Eagleston; n.d.; Fiji EMERALD; Osborn; 1833-36; New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, Samoa, Nauru PERU; Ross; 1832; Fiji, Manila BENGAL; Russell; 1832-35; South America, Marquesas, Hawaii, Tahiti BENGAL; Silver; 1833-35; Whaling Cruise LOPER; Meadder; 1832-35; Whaling Cruise PALLAS; Archer; 1832-34; Marquesas, Hawaii, East Indies TYBEE; Driver; 1832-33; Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti

New England Microfilming Project

Journal and other papers

  • AU PMB MS 35
  • Collectie
  • 1822 - 1840

Rev. John Williams (1796-1839) went to Tahiti as a missionary in 1816 and was active in the Society, Hervey, Southern Cook and Samoan Islands. In 1839, he moved to Fasitoouta, Upolu, in Samoa and began a station there. On November 20th of that year, he was killed at Erromanga, New Hebrides. Rev. Robert Bourne (18??-1871) went to the Society Islands as a missionary in 1817. In 1822, he began the mission at Tahaa. He left Tahiti in 1827 and retired to England in 1829.

The principal item on the microfilm is a journal describing a voyage made by the Revs John Williams and Robert Bourne from Raiatea to Aitutaki, Mangaia, Atiu, Mitiaro, Mauke and Rarotonga in July-August 1823, to propagate the Gospel. The journal appears to have been written, or written up, by Bourne. There is a subscription in ink by Williams on the last page. Some passages in the journal are the same or similar to those in William's <I>A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises in the South Sea Islands</I>, London, 1837.<BR><BR>Other items on the microfilm are:<BR><BR> A letter from Williams to his family from Raiatea, dated November 9, 1822.<BR> A copy of a letter from Tamatoa, chief of Raiatea, to the President of the United States, dated Raiatea, September 10, 1829.<BR> A letter from Williams to A. Birnie, dated Raiatea, February 27, 1830.<BR> A letter from Williams to his sister Mary, dated Portsea, June 17, 1836.<BR> A letter from Williams to his sister, dated Cape Town, July 14, 1838.<BR> Copy of an extract from the minutes of a meeting of the London Missionary Society in Samoa on March 30, 1840, concerning news of the murder of Williams in the New Hebrides and his associate James Harris.

Williams John and Bourne Robert

Journal of the United States exploring expedition

  • AU PMB MS 146
  • Collectie
  • 1838 - 1840

Captain Hudson was commander of the US ship <I>Peacock</I>, one of the vessels of the United States Exploring Expedition to the Pacific 1838-42, commanded by Commodore Charles Wilkes.

The journal begins on 20 August 1838 and is preceded by a list of the officers and scientific corps of the United States Exploring Expedition and correspondence relating to it. It continues to 8 August 1840 and includes copies of correspondence exchanged during the voyage. The journal and preceding papers fill 567 pages. On p.564 is a summary of the voyage showing the dates of arrival at various ports. Places visited in the Pacific were: The Tuamotu Archipelago, Tahiti, Samoa, Lord Howe Island, Tonga and Fiji.

Hudson Captain William L.

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