- Letter from Captain T Kidd to Messrs Handysides & Henderson regarding the loss of the ship 'Vision', 30 Nov 1858;
Papers of Thomas Kidd, Ship's Captain, United Kingdom
Scope and Content
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.
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Gift : Graham Taylor : 2 Aug 2017 : ACCN 4140
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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.