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John Read logbook and magazine

Stefansson Mss-259
 Collection
Identifier: Mss-259

Description

The papers of John Read contain a log book from the Hull, England based whaler "Swan" which was skippered by Robert Dring. Entries from April 1836 to February 1837 detail their whaling expedition to Davis Straight and their difficulties overwintering in the pack ice. Includes two pencil sketches of the "Swan" as well as newspaper clippings related to the Hull whaling industry. Accompanying the log is Volume 47 of the "Nautical Magazine" containing a February 1878 story on the "Swan's" travails which drew upon Read's log.

Dates

  • 1836 - 1878

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Extent

.25 linear ft. (1 box)

Overview

John Read. Sailor aboard the English whaler "Swan." Contains a log book detailing the Swan's whaling expedition to Davis Straight and their difficulties overwintering in the pack ice.

Creator

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA