Ships' Logs of Royal Navy Midshipman George Ross Divett, 1863-1869

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The two volumes of handwritten logs span the years 1863-1869. The ships on which Divett served were HMS Columbine; HMS Sutlej 35; HMS Victory; HMS Gladiator; HMS Duke of Wellington and HMS Martin. Divett's detailed records include descriptions of voyages in British waters and overseas. The latter destinations include South America, North America and the West Indies. There are a number of hand drawn charts.

Administrative / Biographical History

George Ross Divett was a midshipman in the Royal Navy during the mid-19th century. He served on a number of ships, and in a variety of foreign locations. His midshipman logs were bound in these two volumes.

Conditions Governing Access

ACCESS: Accessible to all registered readers.

REPROGRAPHIC: Photocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.

Other Finding Aids

NOTE: Copyright on all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.

  • In the Reading Room, University of Nottingham Library: Typescript Catalogue, 2 pp
  • At the National Register of Archives, London: Typescript Catalogue, 2 pp

Conditions Governing Use

COPYRIGHT: Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the Keeper of the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email mss-library@nottingham.ac.uk ). The Department will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but the responsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the reader.

LANGUAGE: English.

Custodial History

The volumes were presented to the University Library in 1932.