Photocopies of correspondence of Alexander Russell

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Photocopies of 13 letters, 1882-1899, from Alexander Russell to his sister, Barbara Russell, recounting trips on missionary and other vessels in the South Pacific, including visits to Sydney (Australia) and Fiji.

Administrative / Biographical History

Alexander Russell was skipper of various vessels based in Fiji including the John Hunt and the Meda. These ships helped supply missionaries in the region.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

The material was presented by Mrs Bobby Shackleton, grand-niece of Alexander Russell, in 1998.

Other Finding Aids

Unpublished handlist