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Log entries for May, 1775-05-01 - 1775-05-31

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 166v-172

Scope and Contents

Daily log entries, except for 16-20 May for which there is a single summarised entry. The Resolution was travelling on a course via the island of St. Helena (sighted on 14 May) and Ascension Island. The entries include remarks by Wales on his calculations of longitude [RGO 14/58: 170]. That for 29 May includes a description of Ascension Island: ‘The whole island of Ascension seems to be one great heap of lava or melted matter’; it also recounts the arrival of a sloop from New York, from which they learned that ‘the disturbances in America still continued, and what was much worse not likely to mend soon’ [RGO 14/58: 172].

Dates

  • 1775-05-01 - 1775-05-31

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

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

Language of Materials

English

Original geographic information

Ascension [subject]

Original geographic information

Saint Helena [subject]

Finding aid date

2012-05-10 17:06:45+00:00

Repository Details

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