The collection comprises of business correspondence by Samuel and a history of whaling in the southern oceans.
Samuel Enderby collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Samuel Enderby
- Dates of Creation1775-1829
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (1 microfilm, 4 leaves) and ephemera (1 microfilm)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Samuel Enderby Jnr. was born in 1756 in England, the son of Samuel Enderby (1720-1797), who had established the whaling and sealing firm of Samuel Enderby &Sons. During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, Enderby vessels made profitable voyages to both northern and southern waters. In 1791, he arranged for whalers to carry convicts to Port Jackson, Australia in the Third Fleet. In 1806, the Enderby captain Abraham Bristow discovered the Auckland Islands, naming one of the islands Enderby Island. Samuel Enderby married Mary and the couple's three sons, Charles, Henry and George, inherited the firm on his death in 1829.
The collection is split in to two sub-fonds comprising of the history and correspondence respectively.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Encyclopaedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans ed. Bernard Stonehouse, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester (2002) ISBN 0471986658 SPRI Library (7) and New South Wales State Library and Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0521309034
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Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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