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Log entries for November, 1772-11-01 - 1772-11-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 5v-8v

Scope and Contents

The time spent at Cape Town between 30 October and 21 November is covered by three summary entries, with daily entries provided for the rest of November. During that time, Wales brought his instruments on shore to take observations, with the permission of the Governor. In the entry for 14-16 November he describes an incident which occurred after returning the instruments to the ship, which caused Mr Arnold’s watch to stop [RGO 14/58: 5v]. Wales records that the watch ran slow in the following days, requiring him to adjust his calculations of longitude accordingly. On 22 November the ship sailed out of Table Bay for the first Antarctic sweep. On 23 November Wales records that the ship’s company were provided with very thick jackets and trousers by the government, in preparation for their journey further south [RGO 14/58: 6v].


  • Creation: 1772-11-01 - 1772-11-30


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4 folio(s) (4 ff.) : Paper

Language of Materials


Original geographic information

Cape of Good Hope [subject]

Original geographic information

Table Bay [subject]

Finding aid date

2012-05-18 09:39:02+00:00

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