Strachan, papers

Scope and Content

  • MS 600/5/1-2;D Papers, 1843 [Regarding claim for compensation as part owner of Jane and Beaufoy from Antarctic voyage of James Weddell, 1821-1822] photocopies

Administrative / Biographical History

The papers relate to John Strachan's attempts to retrieve money from the voyages of the Jane and Beaufoy. Strachan was part owner of these vessels, which sailed to the southern oceans on voyages of commercial and exploration during the 1820s. James Weddell captained Jane while Mathew Brisbane captained the Beaufoy.



Related Material

The Institute holds archival collections for both James Weddell and Mathew Brisbane.