Ships' logs (records)
Ships' logs (records) and journals of various voyages, mainly from New England.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
Extent3 linear feet (55 volumes and 1 box)
The collection is composed chiefly of ships' logs and journals of various voyages, including whaling voyages, principally from Boston and other New England towns, written by Charles Brewer, Elias Davis, Gilbert Howland, and others. Also includes miscellaneous ship papers and notes on whaling grounds, dated 1879, made for the use of ship captains by Aiken & Swift of New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Arranged in call-number order.
MS, f, pf
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession information listed with items.
Existence and Location of Copies
Ships' logs of the Bhering, Hancock, Hollander, Lafayette, Ontario, Syren, Triumph, and Unity are available on microfilm (5 reels, 35mm) on reels 733-737 of the microfilm collection American Whalers and Traders in the Pacific published by the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau of Australian National University.
Reformatted by Bonnie B. Salt, 2015.
The volumes and envelopes are numbered in a consecutive run, volumes 1-55, but are identified on the shelf by their individual call number.
- Ships' logs (records), 1752-1879: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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