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Log of the 'Houghton'

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 4

Scope and Contents

'The log book of Capt. John Edwards, R.N. Given to Robert Stafford Edwards by his Aunt Miss Jane Edwards 1880. Solihull. Warwickshire.'


  • Creation: 1786 - 1788


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Biographical / Historical

The 'Houghton', an East Indiaman, sailed from Deptford in December 1786 to the Cape, Madras (June 1787), Penang and China before returning home via St Helena. The voyage ended in July 1788. The 'Houghton' was commanded by James Monro, with John Edwards as 6th Mate.


0.003 cubic metre(s) (1 volume housed in an archival box) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 11

Other Finding Aids

Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 51.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Francis Edwards, 1954.

Related Materials

The log of James Monro for the voyage of the 'Houghton' is part of the India Office Records, IOR L/MAR/B/438Q.


This collection level description was created by RAS.


Edwards, John, fl 1786-1788, Royal Naval Captain

Includes index.
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