Copies of the journal of Joshua Vardy, On board the Duff, 1798 - 1799

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Two typescript copies of the journal of Joshua Lambert Vardy, on the second journey of the missionary ship Duff. The journal covers the period 19 December 1798 to 5 February 1799. Relates to the capture of the ship Duff by the French brig Le Grande Buonaparte during the Napoleonic Wars, and its loss to the LMS. Includes list of the ship's crew and company. Also includes notes of the history of the second voyage of the Duff. The original copy of the diary is in the possesion of the Vardy family.

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