- 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
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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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Previously held by Thomas Kidd's family.
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