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Journal of voyage to Bombay, 1769

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/158
Journal of voyage to Bombay
Journal of voyage to Bombay

Scope and Contents

'Abstract of a Jurnal in the "Prince of Wales" from England to Bombay by Mr John Kidd, Chief Meat, in the Hon'ble East India Company Service - In the year 1769; Long'd computed by Mr Lock's Methoud.'
This summarised account of a voyage of the East Indiaman 'Prince of Wales', travelling from England to Bombay, was compiled by Robert Bishop, based on the journal of First Mate, John Kidd. Entries are daily and run from 27 March until 14 June 1769 (when the ship anchored at Rio de Janeiro, travelling via Tenerife and São Tiago), from 4 July until 9 September 1769 (when the ship anchored at Joanna Island), and from 15 September until 21 November 1769 (when the ship arrived at Bombay).
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).


  • Creation: 1769


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1 volume(s) (1 volume (3 ff.))

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Bishop, Robert; Kidd, John

Original geographic information

Madagascar [subject]

Original geographic information

Mumbai [subject]

Original geographic information

Pão de Açúcar [subject]

Original geographic information

Rio de Janeiro [subject]

Original geographic information

São Tiago [subject]

Original geographic information

Tenerife [subject]

Finding aid date

2005-11-07 09:46:33+00:00

Includes index.

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