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Log of the Ships Janus, Dawn, and Glide

 Collection
Identifier: MS 233
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Scope and Contents

This is a 280-page Seaman's Journal inscribed with 169 pages of handwritten notes regarding weather conditions, location, course, and events on board the ships Janus, Dawn and Glide on three separate voyages. The first voyage was on the Janus from Salem, Massachusetts to Sumatra with a cargo of pepper on the return trip. The second was onboard the Dawn from Salem, Massachusetts to Archangel, Russia, and the third was onboard the Glide from Archangel, Russia to Salem, Massachusetts.

Dates

  • 1809 - 1815

Creator

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Log of the Ships Janus, Dawn and Glide 1809-1815 must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Biographical / Historical

Nathan H. Endicott was apparently involved in maritime commerce in Massachusetts during the early 19th century. He kept logs of travels to Sumatra, and Archangel, Russia.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder containing 1 bound volume in clamshell box)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This is a 280-page Seaman's Journal dating from the early 19th century, inscribed with 169 pages of handwritten notes regarding weather conditions, location, course, and events on board the ships Janus, Dawn and Glide on three separate voyages, each originating from or arriving at Massachusetts.

Acquisition Information

Corinne Garrison Whittington Manuscript Collection. Gift of Friends of Fondren .
Title
Guide to the Logs of the Ships Janus, Dawn, and Glide, 1809-1815
Status
Completed
Author
Alan Bath
Date
2007-11-26
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Contact:
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA