Hergest, Richard, 1792 (Lieutenant Royal Navy)
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Reporting from Rio de Janeiro on problems with his instruments and with discipline on board the Daedalus; transcribed by Sir Joseph Banks.
Daily tabulated log entries, beginning with explanatory remarks [RGO 14/62: 5r].
Providing a short account of their passage to the Falkland Islands and a heavy storm encountered there.
Set of rough astronomical calculations, with tables, notes, and sketches of islands ‘discovered’; the islands are unnamed, although reference points are sometimes given, such as ‘Island A’ [RGO 14/62: 141*v], or ‘Bay at C’ [RGO 14/62: 79v]. Interspersed among the notes are occasional doodles by Gooch [RGO 14/62: 88v], [RGO 14/62: 124r], and translations of [Polynesian] words [RGO 14/62: 124r], [RGO 14/62: 126-127], [RGO 14/62: 141*v].
Some pages are inverted in the volume.
- Subject: Rio de Janeiro X