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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:733 1795 A644

Apollo (Ship) logbook

Scope and Contents

Logbook kept by Mark Langdon Butler, a crew member aboard the ship Apollo, in 1795. The ship, captained by Samuel Jones, voyaged from Cape Henry, Virginia, to Liverpool, England. Entries remark on the course of the ship, direction of winds, and the weather in general, in addition to sightings of other ships and activities such as fishing. There is also a note by Butler, dated 1796, regarding a financial transaction.


  • 1795-1796

Conditions Governing Access

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


.25 linear feet (1 volume)

Biographical / Historical

The ship Apollo sailed from Cape Henry, Virginia, to Liverpool, England, under the command of Captain Samuel Jones in 1795.

Physical Location


Digitization Funding

Collections and items have been digitized with the generous support of The Polonsky Foundation.

Processing Information

Processed: January 2019 By: Brooke McManus
Link to catalog
Apollo (Ship) Logbook, 1795-1796 (inclusive): A Finding Aid
Baker Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

Baker Library Special Collections holds unique resources that focus on the evolution of business and industry, as well as the records of the Harvard Business School, documenting the institution's development over the last century. These rich and varied collections support research in a diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

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