Elder, Arctic whaling voyage 1835-1836

Scope and Content

  • MS 823/1-2;BJ Log book, 1835-1836 [In Viewforth to Davis Strait] 2 volumes, holograph
  • MS 823/3;D Typescript copy of MS 823/1-2;BJ

Administrative / Biographical History

This Arctic whaling voyages to the Davis Strait was unsuccessful, Viewforth with Jane and Middleton was caught in the ice, the crew suffered from scurvy, cold and starvation. On arrival in Stromness in February 1836 fourteen had died and only seven were passed fit for duty from a total of eighty four men



Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material on the Arctic whaling industry in the nineteenth century