Story, British Naval Voyage

Scope and Content

  • MS 845;D Letter to his brother, 16 April 1880 [Informal account of the voyage from Cape of Good Hope to Batavia by way of Iles Crozet and Iles Kerguelen] 13 leaves, holograph with a map (Xerox copy)

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Naval Voyage, 1879-1880 (leader James Wylie East) visited Tristan da Cunha, to deliver presents sent by the President of the United States in recognition of services rendered by the islanders in connection with the rescue of the crew of the collier Mabel Clark in 1878. Comus also went in search of the missing vessel Knowsley Hall, visiting Iles Crozet, Iles Kerguelen, Ile Saint-Paul and Ile Amsterdam.

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