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F 6870.1-F 6872.6

Fearing, Daniel B. (Daniel Butler), 1859-1918, collector. Daniel B. Fearing logbook collection, 1816-1882: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: pf, f
Call No.: F 6870.1-F 6872.6
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Fearing, Daniel B. (Daniel Butler), 1859-1918, collector.
Title: Daniel B. Fearing logbook collection,
Date(s): 1816-1882.
Quantity: 1 collection (42 volumes (3.15 linear feet)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Logbooks of whaling voyages, primarily from New Bedford and Fair Haven, Massachusetts, collected by Daniel B. Fearing of Newport, Rhode Island.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of Daniel B. Fearing; received: 1915.

Processing Information:

This collection has not been fully cataloged. The following listing is quite brief and has been noted by readers to sometimes be inaccurate.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Existence and Location of Copies:

Logbooks of the Acushnet, Archer, Awashonks, Canton, Charles Drew, General Scott, Leonidas, Linda Stewart, Maria, Niger, Ohio, Orozimbo, Pacific, Robert Edwards, Stafford, and an unidentified whaler are available on microfilm (5 reels, 35mm) on reels 733-737 of the microfilm collection American Whalers and Traders in the Pacific published by the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau of Australian National University.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Daniel B. Fearing Logbook Collection, 1816-1882 (F 6870.1-F 6872.6). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Fearing was a book collector from Newport, Rhode Island.

Scope and Contents

The collection is composed chiefly of manuscript logbooks of whaling voyages, principally from New Bedford and Fair Haven, Massachusetts, to the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and Australia. Also includes notes on whaling grounds, journals, account books, lists of provisions, sketches, and shipping accounts of William Rotch.

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