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Journal of voyage to Bombay, 1769 - 1770

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/156
Journal of voyage to Bombay
Journal of voyage to Bombay

Scope and Contents

'Abstract of a Jurnal in the Ship "Speaker" by Capt Scott from England towards Bombay and from Bombay to England in the years 1769 and 1770 - In the Hon'ble East India Company Service.'
This summarised account of a voyage of the East Indiaman 'Speaker', travelling from England to Bombay, was compiled by Robert Bishop, based on the journal of Captain Robert Scott. Entries are daily and run from 4 April until 26 August 1769 (when the ship arrived at Bombay, travelling via Madeira and Madagascar). Entries for the return voyage run from 29 December 1769 until 22 February (when the ship anchored at the Cape of Good Hope), and from 2 March until 16 June 1770 (travelling to England via the Cape Verde Islands).
The entries are in tabular format, and record the ship's latitude, longitude and magnetic variation, with occasional remarks (chiefly on the sighting of land or the ship’s arrival into port).

Dates

  • 1769 - 1770

Creator

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Extent

1 volume(s) (1 volume (4 ff.))

Language of Materials

English

Former / Other Reference

A2/421B

Originator(s)

Bishop, Robert; Scott, Robert

Original geographic information

Cape of Good Hope [subject]

Original geographic information

Cape Verde [subject]

Original geographic information

Madagascar [subject]

Original geographic information

Madeira [subject]

Original geographic information

Mumbai [subject]

Finding aid date

2005-11-07 09:45:12+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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