- MS 979/1-3;D Letters (3) to John and Peter DeWitt and H Smith, 1801 [Regarding sealing voyage on board Aspasia ]
Smith, correspondence (US Sealing Voyage)
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- Dates of Creation1801
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- Language of MaterialEnglish.
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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.