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Bayly, William, 1737 - 1810 (astronomer)


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Log entries for August, 1773-08-01 - 1773-08-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 54-58
Scope and Contents Daily log entries are provided from 1-16 August, followed by summarised entries. On 12 August they passed a reef and small island which they named ‘The Devil’s Girdle’ (map is enclosed). On 14-15 they sighted the island of Maitea [Mehetia], and on 15 August, Wales describes the arrival of local inhabitants in canoes filled with coconuts and fruit which they got in exchange for glass beads [RGO 14/58: 57v]. The following day he records that the ship struck a reef and was eventually moved to...
Dates: 1773-08-01 - 1773-08-31
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