Papers of Thomas Kidd, Ship's Captain, United Kingdom

Scope and Content

  • Letter from Captain T Kidd to Messrs Handysides & Henderson regarding the loss of the ship 'Vision', 30 Nov 1858;

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Kidd was Captain of the ship 'Vision' when it was lost at sea following a storm on a trip from Liverpool to Arica, Chile, being abandoned off Cape Horn on 1 November 1858. The crew were rescued by the German ship 'Steinwarder' and landed at Talcahuano, Chile, on 22 November.

'Vision' was an iron sailing vessel, built in 1854 by Sandeman & McLaurin of Partick, and owned by Handysides & Henderson.


Listed by box. Items are generally listed in their original order.

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Gift : Graham Taylor : 2 Aug 2017 : ACCN 4140

Other Finding Aids


Alternative Form Available

Transcript of the letter availalable on request to the Duty Archivist

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

None which affect the use of this material

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the  Duty Archivist

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Custodial History

Previously held by Thomas Kidd's family.


None expected

Related Material

GB 248, UGD 255/1, Records of Anchor Line Ltd, shipping company, Scotland

Location of Originals

This material is original


No known publications using this material

Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Fonds level description compiled by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist, 31 October 2017.

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