Series MS-2458 - Ship's journal

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Ship's journal

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  • 1854-1961 (Creation)

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1 reel of microfilm [A01625(1)]

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Originals loaned for filming by Colonel E.R.C. Palmer, England, 1987.

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The series is a microfilm copy of a ship's journal maintained by Lieutenant George Palmer, RN, while serving aboard HMS Amphitrite, 1855; HMS Monarch, 1855-1858; and HMS Edinburgh, 1858-1861. The Monarch entries describe Palmer's visit to Esquimalt, 1856 and his involvement in the Trincomalee expedition against the Cowichan People. The journal also includes a section describing Palmer's crossing of the Andes and visit to the Jan Fernancez Islands, 1858. In addition to a photograph of Palmer, there is a typescript of a letter he sent to his parents, 1854, describing a Crimean War battle in which he was involved. There is also an annotated manuscript map of the battle area (Petropavlovski).

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Accession number(s): 87-083

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  • Box: A01625(1)