Collection MS 256 - 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


  • 1847 - 1881 (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. MILTON; Thompson; 1851-56; Continued from reel PMB 255 ELIZA ADAMS; Hamblin; 1867-71; Atlantic, Western Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, South Australia, South Atlantic ELIZA ADAMS; Hamlin; 1872-76; Atlantic, Western Australia, Tasmania, New South Wales HORATIO; Grant; 1877-81; South Atlantic, New Zealand, Samoa, Ellice Islands, Fiji, Norfolk Island, Tonga GOOD RETURN; Cook; 1847-51; Hawaii, Galapagos Islands, Fanning Island, Futuna, Carolines, South Atlantic NIGER; Grant; 1870-74; South Atlantic, New Zealand, Tonga, Norfolk Island PIONEER; Tripp; 1875-77; North Atlantic

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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 or for any reproductions, written permission must be obtained from the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

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Sponsoring libraries of the New England Microfilming Project, New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740 (previously Old Dartmouth Whaling Museum)

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Access this title at PMB Member Libraries or by purchasing it directly from the Bureau:

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