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MS Am 448.5-472.1

Ships' logs (records), 1752-1879: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: MS, f, pf
Call No.: MS Am 448.5-472.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Ships' logs (records),
Date(s): 1752-1879.
Quantity: 1 collection (3 linear feet (50 volumes, 5 envelopes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Ships' logs (records) and journals of various voyages, mainly from New England.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession information listed with items.

Processing Information:

Reformatted by Bonnie B. Salt, 2015.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Existence and Location of Copies:

Ships' logs of the Bhering, Hancock, Hollander, Lafayette, Ontario, Syren, Triumph, and Unity 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:

Ships' Logs (Records), 1752-1879 (MS Am 448.5-472.1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.


Arranged in call-number order.

Scope and Contents

The collection is composed chiefly of ships' logs and journals of various voyages, including whaling voyages, principally from Boston and other New England towns, written by Charles Brewer, Elias Davis, Gilbert Howland, and others. Also includes miscellaneous ship papers and notes on whaling grounds, dated 1879, made for the use of ship captains by Aiken & Swift of New Bedford, Massachusetts.

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