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Title Journal of William Sturgis
Reference Ms. N-834 (Tall)
Library Massachusetts Historical Society
Collection William Sturgis Papers, 1798-1845
Date 1799
Description Journal of a voyage in the Eliza around Hawaii and the Pacific islands, describing the culture of and the crew's interaction with the indigenous peoples.
Document Type Journal, Manuscript
Theme(s) Trade and Commerce; Exploration and Discovery
Keywords voyage, trade, indigenous peoples, ship, seafaring, adventure, culture, ship, exploration, expedition, vessel, fur, food, supplies, navigation, world, customs, language, mission, commerce, sea otter, hostility, copper, captivity, weapons, language, attack, religion, canoe, captain, weather, death, latitude, longitude, cargo
Countries USA; Canada
Places Pacific Northwest
Ships Ulysses, Eliza
Copyright Massachusetts Historical Society