Collection MS 735 - 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


  • 1798 - 1851 (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.
TRIUMPH; Burt; 1849-50; Pacific WASHINGTON; Covell; 1838-40/1840-42; Indian Ocean KAMENELE; Shaw; 1836; Pacific WALTER SCOTT; Webber; 1836; Pacific PERU; Kilham; 1837-38; Pacific CHAMPION; Cook; 1842-44; Indian Ocean ROBERT EDWARDS; ?; 1838-41; Pacific CLARICE; ?; 1838-41; Pacific GENERAL SCOTT; Fisher; 1847-51; Pacific UNITY; Brewer; Pacific HANCOCK; ?; 1798-1800; Pacific

Of special interest on this reel (HANCOCK; 1798-1800) Record of preparing ship for sea; scurvy eliminated by using raw potatoes; ship's duties very detailed; particulars of fur trade; (PERU; 1837-38) Description of rebellion in Chile and subsequent banishment of General Freyre; description of mission at Moorea; (TRIUMPH; 1849-50) Excellent description of Juan Fernandez.

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Available for reference.
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 Houghton Library. The name of the holding institution should appear in all citations.

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Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138

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