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Title Port Journal of the Belisarius and Letters from John Crowninshield
Reference Log 1318
Library Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum
Collection Logbooks
Date Dec 1797 - Feb 1798
Author / Creator Crowninshield, John
Description The port journal of the master of the ship Belisarius details a three month period spent in Calcutta, India. It includes descriptions of daily life, notes on cargo and provisions, and letters to shipping merchants in the ship’s home port of Salem.
Document Type Logbook, Manuscript
Theme(s) Trade and Commerce; Transport and Communication
Keywords ship, voyage, sea, seafaring, crew, sailor, sailor's life, captain, officer, vessel, weather, latitude, longitude, navigation, cargo, freight, goods
Countries USA; India
Ports Salem, USA; Kolkata, India
Ships Belisarius
Additional Information Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the Peabody Essex Museum catalogue.
Copyright Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum