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Log entries for March-April, 1775-03-01 - 1775-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 160v-166

Scope and Contents

The log entries are daily from 1-19 March and 27-30 April, with summarised entries only for 20 March-26 April when the ship was anchored at Cape Town. An entry for 17 March notes that five ships sailed in company on the approach to Cape Town; the following day, the mizzen mast broke right through and had to be lashed together [RGO 14/58: 164v]. The entry for the 20 March records the ship’s arrival in Table Bay, where, upon finding that the Ceres East Indiaman commanded by Captain Newt [Thomas Newte] was headed home, Wales gave him a copy of his observations and a journal of his results for delivery to the Admiralty [RGO 14/58: 165]. The following days were spent taking observations.


  • Creation: 1775-03-01 - 1775-04-30


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7 folio(s) (7 ff.) : Paper

Language of Materials


Original geographic information

Cape Town [subject]

Original geographic information

Table Bay [subject]

Finding aid date

2012-05-10 17:06:22+00:00

Repository Details

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