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Log entries for June, 1775-06-01 - 1775-06-30

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 173-180

Scope and Contents

Daily log entries, travelling from Ascension Island to the island of Fernando de Noronha, off the coast of Brazil, which Wales describes as having perhaps the most romantic appearance of any island in the world [RGO 14/58: 174v]. The entry for 6 June notes that Captain Cook had received Foxon’s hydrometer or patent log-reel from Captain Rice of the Dutch East India ship at St. Helena [RGO 14/58: 174]; the distances run from the ship are measured from this in the log book thereafter, with comments on its performance.

Dates

  • 1775-06-01 - 1775-06-30

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Extent

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

Language of Materials

English

Original geographic information

Ascension [subject]

Original geographic information

Fernando de Noronha [subject]

Finding aid date

2012-05-10 17:06:56+00:00

Repository Details

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