Whaling Letter from Henry White to Parents, dated December 18, 1858

Description:

Letter 3, dated December 18, 1858, Swan River Colony, Australia

Heading from Fayal to Cape Verde Islands, Captain's parents' home. Captain asked by locals for salute; gun went off and killed ship's carpenter. Carpenter buried ashore in Catholic cemetery at Bravo. On 21 October spoke English merchantman Forest Monarch. Man overboard was saved. 3-17 October, large comet visible in NW X N horizon. Made Amsterdam Island (uninhabited) 30 Nov. Made Swan River 13 (or 17) Dec.

Date Made: 1858

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Whalers

Subject:

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Credit Line: Gift of Hazel H. and Kathryn J. White

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2005.0102.03Catalog Number: 2005.0102.03Accession Number: 2005.0102

Object Name: letterwhaling letter

Measurements: overall: 9 1/2 in x 15 in; 24.13 cm x 38.1 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-aae7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1289486

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