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Henry Thompson journals of voyages between England and Australia on Barque Ceres and Barque Aden, 1841-1844

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MLMSS 9944

Record identifier

94RXo7Z1

Henry Thompson journals of voyages between England and Australia on Barque Ceres and Barque Aden, 1841-1844

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Henry Thompson journals of voyages between England and Australia on Barque Ceres and Barque Aden, 1841-1844

Full title

Henry Thompson journals of voyages between England and Australia on Barque Ceres and Barque Aden, 1841-1844

Date

1841-1844

Call Numbers

MLMSS 9944

Record Identifier

94RXo7Z1
Physical Description

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0.21 metres of textual material, including 7 drawings (1 box) - manuscript, pencil, ink

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Fonds

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Copyright status : In copyright

Research & study copies allowed : Author has been deceased for more than 50 years

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

Two illustrated journals compiled by English merchant seaman Henry (Harry)Thompson, accounting various voyages to Australia in 1842-44 and back to England in 1844. Includes eyewitness accounts of the Battle of the Bogue, First Opium War, February 1841, his survival of the wreck of the Viscount Melbourne on the Luconia Shoals in the South China Sea...

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Full title

Henry Thompson journals of voyages between England and Australia on Barque Ceres and Barque Aden, 1841-1844

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Purchased from Douglas Stewart Fine Books, Victoria, 17 November 2016.

Administrative / Biographical history

Henry (Harry) Thompson was an apprentice navigator on the Viscount Melbourne, a merchant ship that was wrecked in the South China Sea in 1842. In 1843-44, he sailed to Australia on the merchant ship Aden returning to England in the same year.

Reference:
Library correspondence file

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MLMSS 9944

Record Identifier

94RXo7Z1

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1007930

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