Guide to the Papers of John Read, 1836 - 1878Stef Mss-259

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of John Read, 1836 - 1878

Call Number:

Stef Mss-259

Collection Dates:

1836 - 1878

Size of Collection:

1 box (.25 linear ft.)

Abstract:

John Read. Sailor aboard the English whaler 'Swan.' Contains a log book detailing the Swan's whaling expedition to Davis Straight and their difficulties overwintering in the pack ice.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

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Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Publication & Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

Contains log book from the Hull, England based whaler 'Swan' which was skippered by Robert Dring. Entries from April 1836 to February 1837 detail their whaling expedition to Davis Straight and their difficulties overwintering in the pack ice. Log kept by sailor John Read and includes two pencil sketches of the 'Swan' as well as newspaper clippings related to the Hull whaling industry. Accompanying the 'Swan' log is Volume 47 of the Nautical Magazine containing a February 1878 story on the 'Swan's' travails which drew upon Read's log.

Biography

John Read. Sailor.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1836-1878

Contains one log book, three newspaper clippings and a bound volume of 'The Nautical Magazine.'

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Finding Aids