Log entries for December, 1774-12-01 - 1774-12-31
Scope and Contents
Daily log entries, except for 21-26 December for which there is a single summarised entry. The Resolution was travelling on a course via Cape Noir to Tierra del Fuego. An entry for 20 December includes a detailed account of the observations taken by Wales on shore, and a description of Tierra del Fuego where they resupplied with wood, wild celery and plentiful wild geese (which enabled a Christmas feast to be had). Wales notes that ‘excepting the Society & Friendly Islands, Terra del Fuego is the most plentiful place we have been’ [RGO 14/58: 144v]. The entry for 3 December also records that the loss of the ensign staff which went overboard [RGO 14/58: 140].
- 1774-12-01 - 1774-12-31
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7 folio(s) (7 ff.) : Paper
Language of Materials
Original geographic information
Tierra del Fuego [subject]
Finding aid date
- From the File: Wales, William, 1734 - 1798 (astronomer and mathematician) (Person)