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Nathaniel : Journal [‎53r] (110/236)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (133 folios). It was created in 24 Sep 1714-20 Aug 1716. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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There is an original title on the front cover, but it is largely illegible.

Journal of the voyage of the East India Company ship Nathaniel from England to Mocha and Bombay, and back (Captain Jonathan Negus), 1714-16 (dates given are for arrival unless otherwise indicated): 23 November 1714, leaves the Downs; 22 February 1715, Cape Good Hope [Cape of Good Hope]; 19 May 1715, Mocha; 28 September 1715, Bombay; 29 November 1715, Callicutt [Calicut]; 7 March 1716, Cape of Good Hope; 29 April 1716, St Helena; 20 August 1716, Deptford.

Inscribed: 'This is my original Journall, Jona. Negus' (folio 2).

The journal consists of daily entries in seven columns: [Date], [Hour], K [Knots], F [Fathoms], Course, Winds, and [Remarks]. When the ship is in harbour, the entries consist of remarks only.

The journal records: navigational information (described as the 'logg' [log]); weather; sightings of other vessels; notes of country ships; commodities traded (particularly coffee); the provisioning of the ship; and general remarks.

Description of a massacre of twelve members of the ship's crew at Hawar, on the southern coast of Arabia, east of Aden, on 4 September 1715: folio 53.

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1 volume (133 folios)

The entries are recorded in chronological order from the front to the rear of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 135; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. The volume includes a sequence of blank pages, ff 116-134, which have not been digitised.

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Nathaniel : Journal [‎53r] (110/236), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/MAR/B/136D, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 19 July 2024]

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