Adams, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 116/2;D Letter to John Webster, 28 May 1847 [Regarding William Penny] holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

William Penny was born on 12 July 1809 at Peterhead, Scotland. He made his first whaling voyage at the age of twelve, sailing to the Greenland Sea under the command of his father, and by 1829 had risen to the rank of mate. He died on 1 February 1892.

Arrangement

Chronological

Related Material

The Institute holds an archival collection for William Penny