Norris, British Sealing Voyage

Scope and Content

  • MS 101/7;D Log notes, 10 December to 15 December 1825 [Regarding discovery of Bouvetøa] 2 leaves, copy
  • MS 101/8;MSM Map and views, 2 November to 2 December 1825 [Thomson's Island and Liverpool Island (Bouvetøa)] tracing

Administrative / Biographical History

While on this British Sealing Voyage, dispatched by Messrs Enderby, Sprightly and Lively rediscovered Bouvetøa Island in the South Atlantic Ocean. Norris was senior commander sailing on board the smack Sprightly. This was on of many sealing voyages dispatched to the southern oceans during the nineteenth century.



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These are copies.

Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material on the sealing industry. See Also GB 15 Messrs Enderby.

Location of Originals

Originals held by the British Admiralty (1982).