Log book of the Liberty,

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 210 NLW MS 15462D.
  • Alternative Id.
      (alternative) vtls004433153
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      ii, 89 ff. ;320 x 200 mm.Pre-printed log book, vellum covers with double blind fillets.Cover stained; leaf excised after f. 88.Cover stained; leaf excised after f. 88
  • Location
      ARCH/MSS (GB0210)

Scope and Content

Log book, 1804-1806 (watermarks 1801, 1802), of the sailing ship 'Liberty'.
The volume records voyages from London to Surinam, July-October 1804 (ff. 1-15 verso), and Surinam to London (via Cork), January-April 1805 (ff. 17 verso-34); from London to Jamaica (via Cowes, Madeira and Barbados; carrying 250 soldiers and their families), August-November 1805 (ff. 35 verso-55), and from Jamaica to London, February-May 1806 (ff. 56 verso-77). A note on f. 89 verso records an encounter on 28 April 1806 with HM Brig Raven (see also f. 72 verso). The volume is written in a hand resembling that of NLW MS 15463D.

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Acquisition Information

Mr J. H. Thomas; Waunfawr, Aberystwyth; Purchase (with NLW MSS 15458-61, 15463D); February 1953


Title based on contents.

Preferred citation: NLW MS 15462D.

Alternative Form Available


Archivist's Note

May 2006.

Description compiled by Rhys Morgan Jones;

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Additional Information


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