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Foreign Navies : Logs and Journals

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0064 LOG/F
Held at: National Maritime Museum
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Full title: Foreign Navies : Logs and Journals
Date(s): 1732-1833
Level of description: Subfonds
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Extent: 1ft: 30cm
Name of creator(s): Various


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Scope and content/abstract:

Of the nine volumes in this class eight are French. The earliest is a journal kept by de la Maisonfort, Captaine en Segond in the Fleuron in 1732, the ELIZABETH, 1740 to 1741, and the VIGILANT in 1745, which was captured by the SUPERB in that year. There is a journal kept by Le Chevalier des Courtils de Bissy on board the PALMIER in 1755; a journal by Duclos Legris on the MARENGO, in the East Indies, 1803 to 1806, which includes seventy-seven illustrations; and three volumes of a journal kept by Ernest de Cornulier on various French ships, 1820 to 1833. The remaining volume is a contemporary copy written in English in the ship's cashbook, of the log of the Acapulco treasure galleon, NUESTRA SENORA DE CABADONGA, 1742 to 1743, which was captured by the CENTURION in 1743.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
French and English

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Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue online at the: National Maritime Museum website .

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Edited by Sarah Drewery, Jun 2011.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

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