Smith, correspondence (US Sealing Voyage)

Scope and Content

  • MS 979/1-3;D Letters (3) to John and Peter DeWitt and H Smith, 1801 [Regarding sealing voyage on board Aspasia]

Administrative / Biographical History

This expedition was possibly the most profitable sealing voyage undertaken to the island of South Georgia. One of around 16 separate sealing voyages made to the island during the summer months of 1800-1801 the Aspasia obtained seal pelts which were shipped to China.



Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material on the sealing industry in the southern oceans during the nineteenth century.

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