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Log entries for January, 1774-01-01 - 1774-01-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 78-85

Scope and Contents

Daily log entries covering the Resolution’s second Antarctic sweep. Wales records observations on sea conditions and on the frequency of sightings of ‘islands of ice’ and seabirds. Entries for 6-8 January include observations of longitude by the distance of the sun and moon. The entry for 8 January also records many large albatrosses about the ship, one of which was caught and found to have a wing-span of almost 10 feet [RGO 14/58: 80]. On 25 January Wales notes that he ‘saw a remarkably strong appearance of land’ [RGO 14/58: 84]. On 27 January he records an incident in which a midshipman entered his cabin and dropped his stopwatch, breaking the ruby cylinder [RGO 14/58: 84v].


  • Creation: 1774-01-01 - 1774-01-31


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8 folio(s) (8 ff.) : Paper

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Finding aid date

2012-05-09 10:10:39+00:00

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