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Baker, Journal kept on HMS JUNO, Pacific.


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Gallery locationNot on display

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Biographical details None available.
Description 19th century account written in two 20th century manuscript copies. The first volume contains the following foreword: 'Diary of Baker on board HMS JUNO, commissioned for the Pacific by Captain P. Blake, September 1845 February 1849. In 1934 an elderly person associated with Sheerness and Chatham thought he could recall the old JUNO as a Corvette known as a "Fighting Trooper" because she had a troop deck. This is practically an exact copy of the original diary. There are practically no stops and capitals are erratic. Some spelling has been corrected'. The second volume is slimmer and contains loose pages at the front which summarise the contents (which consist of the same diary transcription from Baker's original as the first volume). The loose documents are as follows: part of a letter dated October 28, 1873 about a voyage aboard the DURHAM, from an unknown correspondent to his brother; an unsigned account dated January 22, 1873 concerning the wrecking of emigrant ship NORTHFLEET, and White Star steamer ATLANTIC; a note in pencil concerning islands in the Pacific; a printed notice about the wreck of the NORTHFLEET, and the 350 lives lost.
Date made 1873-1934

Finding Reference JOD/291
Catalogue section Manuscript volumes acquired singly by the Museum
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Extent 1 folder: 2 volumes, 4 loose items
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