Belcher, Edward (Sir), 1799-1877 : Private journal, remarks etc HM Ship Blossom on discovery during the years 1825, 6, 7, Captn F W Beechey Comdr / by Edward Belcher, Supy Lieut & Asst Surveyor

Date
May 1825-Apr 1826
By
Belcher, Edward (Sir), 1799-1877; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918Beechey, Frederick William (Capt), 1796-1856
Ref
MS-0158
Description

Several pages of introductory remarks are followed by details of Belcher's travels on HMS Blossom in the Pacific and includes small sketches.

Remarks at front and general appearance seem to indicate that this account is a fair copy completed after the voyage. In October 1825 Belcher details seeing a bright comet and includes a drawing of the sighting [Probably "Comet C/1825 N1 (PONS; O.S. 1825 IV)" http://www.icq.eps.harvard.edu/bortle.html).

"6, 7" in title added in pencil.

Watermark appears to be "GYE ELES 1822"

Source of title - Transcribed from title page

Relationship complexity - A continuation of this journal is at MS-0157

Belcher was appointed Supernumerary Lieutenant and Assistant Surveyor, 19 Apr 1825, on HMS Blossom

Quantity: 1 volume(s) (254 pages).

Physical Description: Holograph (19 cm; navy roan in navy blue Morocco case by Riviere)

Provenance: Probably purchased (£150) from Maggs Brothers, London, by A H Turnbull.

Contains several ink sketches

Additional description

Microfilm copies available in Katherine Mansfield Reading Room. Use MS-Copy-Micro-0012

Alternative form available: Microfilm held by Library of University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada to accompany original of MS-0157

Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format
1 volume(s) (254 pages), Diaries, Manuscripts, Holograph (19 cm; navy roan in navy blue Morocco case by Riviere), Illustration: Contains several ink sketches
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