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'Whaling Voyages Round the World in the Britannia and Speedy Transports, (Captn. Thomas Melville)', 1791-1796, 'in Which is Introduc'd a few Remarks on the Spanish South America And an Essay on the Whale Fisherys'

Call numbers

SAFE/DLMSQ 36

Record identifier

9WZMvaGY

'Whaling Voyages Round the World in the Britannia and Speedy Transports, (Captn. Thomas Melville)', 1791-1796, 'in Which is Introduc'd a few Remarks on the Spanish South America And an Essay on the Whale Fisherys'

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'Whaling Voyages Round the World in the Britannia and Speedy Transports, (Captn. Thomas Melville)', 1791-1796, 'in Which is Introduc'd a few Remarks on the Spanish South America And an Essay on the Whale Fisherys'

Full title

'Whaling Voyages Round the World in the Britannia and Speedy Transports, (Captn. Thomas Melville)', 1791-1796, 'in Which is Introduc'd a few Remarks on the Spanish South America And an Essay on the Whale Fisherys'

Date

1791-1796

Call Numbers

SAFE/DLMSQ 36

Record Identifier

9WZMvaGY
Physical Description

Contents

1 volume of textual material (348 p.) - 31.5 cm. - manuscript

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Issue Copy

Microfilm : MAV / FM4 / 2223

Microfilm : CY 2824

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Contents list available in the Mitchell Library Reading Room -

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Full title

'Whaling Voyages Round the World in the Britannia and Speedy Transports, (Captn. Thomas Melville)', 1791-1796, 'in Which is Introduc'd a few Remarks on the Spanish South America And an Essay on the Whale Fisherys'

NOTES

General note

Manuscript written in narrative form, interspersed with Ship Tract tables and including information culled from various authors. Index. Vignette inscribed 'D. Graham Del' on title page

Pages numbered 317, 318 and 331, 332 have been removed, but text is continuous

Notes on the Britannia are filed at DLMSQ 35n, notes on DLMSQ 36 are fi...

Description source

Information transferred from Dixson Manuscript Card Catalogue as part of the eRecords Project, 2011-2012.

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Bequeathed by Sir William Dixson, 1952

Administrative / Biographical history

The author of this manuscript was the surgeon of the Britannia, transport and whaler (March 1791-August 1793) and the Speedy, transport and whaler (25 December 1793-19 October 1796) both under the command of Captain Thomas Melville. The voyage in the Britannia is described briefly. She arrived with the Third Fleet in Port Jackson, 14 October 1791 a...

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PRIMARY IDENTIFIERS

Call Numbers

SAFE/DLMSQ 36

Record Identifier

9WZMvaGY

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Reference code

944734

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