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Lot #33
DepartmentLog Books
Sold For$4,000.00(hammer price)
 $4,800.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedDecember 17, 2019


Titled on first page of entries A Journal kept onboard the Bark Pioneer of New Bedford During a Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Commenced November 2nd 1834". Entries dated from November 2, 1834 to April 28, 1837. Kept by R. Russell, with his name on front free endpaper. List at rear of whales taken, with date, coordinates and barrels of oil. Illustrated with approx. 79 whale stamps and six drawings of ships, plus a watercolor of a ship on front endpaper and a line drawing at rear, believed to be a schematic of the bow storage hold. One passage from July 25 describes a heated 3 a.m. argument with the cook. Also includes two pieces of related ephemera, one of which is addressed to "Mr. Chas. W. Morgan" regarding $600 used to purchase supplies. Folio volume in green-black boards with leather spine."

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