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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:733 1843-1844 A627

Antelope (Brig) logbook

Scope and Contents

Log book kept by Captain Philip Dumaresq of Boston on the brig Antelope's maiden voyage traveling from Boston to Bombay and Macao from August 9, 1843 to February 4, 1844. The daily entries record the ship's latitude and longitude, the direction of the wind, and the ship's navigational course. Most entries include a brief note describing the weather and the sails used that day. There are no entries for the ship's time in port. No mention is made of the cargo that was carried on board either of the voyages. The log book does commence with the note "Mr. R.B. Forbes & the Pilot left us. Boston Light House bearing W & N 10 miles dist."


  • 1843-1844

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Collection is open for research. Materials stored onsite. Please contact for more information.


.25 linear feet (1 volume)

Biographical / Historical

The Antelope, a 370 ton brig, built at Samuel Hall's yard, East Boston, in 1843. This vessel was built for Robert Bennet Forbes for use in the China trade.

Physical Location


Processing Information

Processed: July 2018 By: Baker Library Special Collections Staff
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Antelope (Brig) Logbook, 1843-1844: A Finding Aid
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Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

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