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Log entries for December, 1773-12-01 - 1773-12-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 70-78

Scope and Contents

Daily log entries covering the Resolution’s second Antarctic sweep. Wales records the occurrence of penguins, seals, birds and seaweed, and of ‘islands of ice’, noting their size and frequency and the difficulty they presented for navigation. On 25 December he records the presence of upwards of 200 icebergs, which led him to suggest that land might be near [RGO 14/58: 76v]. On 16 December the cutter was hoisted out to collect ice for water; Wales keeps notes on the quality of the water produced from such ventures. An entry for 6 December also records that they ‘passed directly opposite to London & drank to our friends on that side of the Globe’ [RGO 14/58: 71v].


  • Creation: 1773-12-01 - 1773-12-31


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9 folio(s) (9 ff.) : Paper

Language of Materials


Original geographic information

Antarctica [subject]

Original geographic information

Southern Ocean [subject]

Finding aid date

2012-05-11 15:33:50+00:00

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