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Diary of Adra C. Ashley aboard the Ships William Wirt and Reindeer

Collection Identifier: Mss:252 1853-1857 W689-Mss:252 1852-1860 R364
Scope and Contents:

Adra Ashley accompanied her husband, Captain Edward R. Ashley, on a whaling trip in the Pacific. The two diaries document the voyage to Hawaii and the return home.

Ship Governor Troup logbook

Collection Identifier: Mss:252 1862-1865 T861
Scope and Contents:

An account of the 8th voyage of Captain Edward R. Ashley on the whaling vessel Ship Governor Troup. The ship sailed December 2, 1862 from New Bedford, Massachusetts to Hawaii and returned home on June 4, 1865. The enntries include observations of weather, wind patterns, sailing direction, ships seen, and longitude and latitude recordings.