Collection glen-3094 - Riveredge Foundation Ships' Logs collection

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Riveredge Foundation Ships' Logs collection

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GLEN glen-3094

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  • 1790-1872 (Creation)
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    Riveredge Foundation Ships' Logs collection

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18 cm of textual records

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(1967-1979)

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The founder of the Glenbow Foundation and the Riveredge Foundation, Eric L. Harvie, had an interest in voyages of discovery and exploration. This collection was gathered by Harvie and his staff from various sources. It documents the seafaring life aboard merchant and naval vessels during the era of the sailing ships.

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The collection consists of ships' logs, a shipboard newspaper, and a seaman's diary from merchant and naval sailing vessels. Includes the diary of John Bartlett (1790-1795), a member of the crew of the Massachusetts, an American merchant ship sailing from Boston to Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlotte Islands and back to Canton via the Sandwich Islands. Bartlett then joined the American whaling ship Elenoro, bound back to the USA via Madagascar. Includes the log (1805-1806) of the Royal George, a British merchant ship sailing from England via India to China and back. Includes a manuscript newspaper published aboard the British naval vessel Alceste in 1816. Also includes logs kept aboard British naval vessels as training exercises by junior officers George Buck Keene (1844-1848), G. T. L. Bolton (1860-1865), and Collingwood Fenwick (1870-1872). These logs feature watercolour views of ports visited, profiles of coastlines, and manuscript maps.

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Transferred from the Riveredge Foundation, 1979.

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Call numbers M-4843-(154, 281-287, 315)

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  • English

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