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.'
- 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
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.
This collection level description was created by RAS.
Edwards, John, fl 1786-1788, Royal Naval Captain
- Africa (continent)
- Asia (continent)
- Cape of Good Hope (general region)
- Chennai (inhabited place)
- China (nation)
- India (nation)
- Malaysia (nation)
- Pinang (island)
- Pinang (state)
- Saint Helena (dependent state)
- Saint Helena (island)
- South Africa (nation)
- Tamil Nadu (state)
- West Malaysia (division (national))
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