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Collection Level Description: Logbook of HMS Star kept by John G. Lynch

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Brit.Emp.s.536
Title: Logbook of HMS Star kept by John G. Lynch
Dates of Creation: 29 June 1866 - 23 September 1869
Extent: 1 volume
Name of Creator: John G. Lynch

Language of Material: English

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No relevant details are available.

Scope and Content

Logbook for 29 June 1866 to 23 September 1869, kept by John G. Lynch, boatswain of HMS Star, detailing the daily routine while on patrol, including mention of slaves in Zanzibar, the reception on board of the Sultan of Zanzibar and the pursuit of slave "dhows" near Aden.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by John G. Lynch's granddaughter in November 1994.

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The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

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Lynch | John G | d 1913 | Boatswain of HMS Star

Great Britain | Royal Navy | Warrant officers

Great Britain | Royal Navy | Military life

Great Britain | Royal Navy | Records and correspondence


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