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  • Title
    Item 02b: 'A log of the proceedings of His Majesty's Ship Providence on a second Voyage to the South Sea Under the Command of Captain William Bligh, to carry the Breadfruit Plant from the Society Islands to the West Indies, written by himself', Volume 2, 20 July 1792 - 6 Sep. 1793
  • Call number
    SAFE/A 564/2
  • Level of description
    Part
  • Date

    20 July 1792 - 6 Sep. 1793
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    1027063
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    1 volume - 385 pp. - half bound in calf and buckram, spine blocked in gold
  • Scope and Content
    Personal log mainly in Bligh's hand with pencil corrections. The entries between 2 Aug. and 6 Sep. 1793 are in another hand as is the gardeners' report, (pp.191, 193). This volume covers the voyage from Tahiti to the British West Indies, the return to Deptford on 7 Aug. 1793, and the paying off of the ships' company on 6 Sep. 1793. The title page is missing from the volume. On the return voyage Bligh took the opportunity to chart and describe any islands he passed. As there were so many he gave them letters and numbers rather than names. Bligh als made detailed notes on the anthropology of the islands of Fiji and Torres Strait. Includes a land profile of Mayorga Island (4 Aug. 1792, p.23). The log records attacks by Islanders (6 and 11 Sep. 1792); meeting Mr Timotheus Wanjon in Coupang, Timor and hearing about the wreck of HMS Pandora and the escape of William Bryant and other convicts from Botany Bay; descriptions of ports of call - St. Helena (17-27 Dec. 1792), St. Vincent (23 -30 Jan. 1793), Jamaica (5 Feb.-15 June 1793); report from the gardeners James Wiles and Christopher Smith (pp.191,193); inventories of plants collected and landed for the whole voyage (p.282). Also includes an account of plant species and number landed for HM Garden at Kew (pp.299-300).
  • Source
    Acquired from Lucy O'Connell Nutting, 15 Mar. 1934
  • General note

    Volume rebound in Mitchell Library, Nov. 1940
    Microfilm copy available at CY 347, frames 404-768
    Photocopy - Xerox copyflo vols. on open access at CYA 564/2
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1030885
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