Collection MS 730 - 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


  • 1783 - 1906 (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); Name of Captain/Logkeeper; Date of voyage; Area or places visited. This reel also contains a number of other documents as indicated. FENELON; Hatheway; 1842-44; Indian Ocean Howland, Matthew (Shipowner); letter book 1858-78, containing letters to the masters of his ships Howland, George; Account Book REINDEER; Ashley; 1856-60; Pacific - of special interest - Diary of captain's wife; family life under difficult conditions; sojourn at Aitutaki Joseph Dias (Compiler); Catalogue of New Bedford whaling ships, 1783-1906 Rodman, Samuel W. (Compiler); List of whaling ships sailing from New Bedford in 1830s-1840s

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Copies may be made by photographic or similar means for personal/research purposes only. For more extensive use of the work, written permission must be obtained from the Baker Library. The name of the holding institution should appear in all citations.

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Baker Library, Harvard University, Soldiers Field, Boston MA 02163

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