Collection MS 201 - 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


  • 1799 - 1855 (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. HANNAH; Emery; 1803-04; Batavia HERALD; Silsbee; 1804-05; Tasmania, Tanna, Fataka, Marianas AEOLUS; ?; 1805-06; East Indies PERSEVERANCE; ?Cook; 1804; East Indies INDUS; ?Wheatland; 1802-; Towards Far East INDUS; Waldo; 1802; Far East, East Indies DIANA; ?McCall; 1799-1802; Far East ANNA; Pickman; 1801; Sumatra ACTIVE; ?Nichols; 1800-03; Far East PERSEVERANCE; ?Wheatland; 1800-01; Tasmania, Norfolk Island, Far East LYDIA; Barnard; 1801-02; Manila, Guam (Letter Book of W.J. Chever); 1855 ARGO; Northey; 1805; East Indies, India LYDIA; Haswell; 1801-02; Manila, Guam EXETER; ?Osgood; 1805-; Philippines VENUS; ?; 1807-; East Indies HUNTER; ?; 1809-; Java, Canton Of special interest on this reel: AEOLUS - 1805-06; log includes drawings of ships and land elevations DIANA - 1799-1802; detailed and interesting log of a sealing voyage CHEVER W.J.; Letters to Neal and Rogers, Boston, from various ports beginning from Melbourne, 23 October 1855

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The contents of this microfilm may be used for personal research purposes only, including the making of copies by photographic or similar means. Reasonable quotations may be made subject to full acknowledgement being given to the author and holding institution. For more extensive use of the work or any reproductions, written permission must be obtained from the Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum Harvard.

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Essex Institute, 132 Essex Street, Salem, Mass. 01970 [now at Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum Harvard]

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