Journals and Diaries at the National Maritime Museum

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A list of journals and diaries in the JOD catalogue reference at the National Maritime Museum, London.

Contents

JOD/1

JOD/1/1

Journal of Adm Sir John Pennington, HMS CONVERTINE, VAUNTGUARD, UNICORN, CHARLES and SWIFTSURE for the Guard of the Narrow Seas, 1631-36.

JOD/1/2

Typescript of JOD/1/1, see Appendix 92, (formerly JOD/2), 1631-36.

JOD/2

Journal kept by Alfred Frank Duprey on the Devitt & Moore cadet training ship PORT JACKSON (1882), 29 August 1913 to 10 July 1914. It covers a voyage to from Rotterdam to Australia and round the world to Immingham. A track chart and photographs showing the ship, crew and deck scenes are included.

JOD/3

Journal of Sir John Narborough, 1672. Includes an account of the Battle of Solebay which was the first naval battle of the Third Anglo-Dutch War on 28 May 1672. Sir John Narbrough was Second Captain on the PRINCE, a ship of 100 guns, which was used by the Duke of York, James Stuart, as his flagship for part of the battle. Narbrough was made a rear admiral and knighted shortly after the battle. There is also an account of the Duke of York arriving in the Royal Yacht and meetings with Sir Edward Spargge and Sir John Kempthorne. Includes 'Dimensions of His Majesties Ship Prince' on the final page.

JOD/4

Journal of Edward Barlow, 1659-1703. Barlow's journal, his life at sea in East and West Indiamen, (index with journal), see appendix, 1659-1703. Not available to order.

JOD/5

Journal of Robert Ramsay, 1825. Journal of a voyage from Gravesend to Calcutta by Robert Ramsay, 1825. Includes details of the recruitment of the crew including lascars, the ceremony on crossing of the equator and other incidents involving the crew and paasengers. Places visited are describe din some detail including ports in Portugal, Cape Town and Madras.

JOD/6

Diary kept by Reverend Henry Teonge, Chaplain aboard the ASSISTANCE, BRISTOL, ROYAL OAK, 1675-1695.

JOD/7

The Journal of John Stimson, HMS LICHFIELD, 1758. John Stimson 'Misfortunes that befell HMS LICHFIELD on the coast of Barbary', 1758-. HMS Lichfield was wrecked on the Barbary Coast (29th?) November 1758 in bad weather when part of a fleet including HMS Torbay, HMS Prince Edward , HMS Fougueux, HMS Roman Emperor and HMS Nassau. Two hundred and twenty crew were saved and one hundred and thirty one lost but many who survived and got to shore were captured by ‘moors’. The journal contains descriptions of the crews' experience in North Africa , including descriptions of customs and culture and the punishments they endured at the hands of their captors. It also includes lists of those who survived, as well as those who died on land and at sea.

JOD/8

Journal of Lt-Col Richard Bunce, Royal Marines HMS SCORPION, 1811. Journal of campaign in Java, 1811; memoranda and testimonials of service of Lt-Col Richard Bunce, Royal Marines in HMS SCORPION.

JOD/9

Journal of Admiral Sir George Collier, 1776.

JOD/10

Book of menus, kept by John Gulivar who was Admiral Digby's steward, 1781.

JOD/11

Journal of HMS THALIA kept by Richard Johnson, 1795-1800.

JOD/12

Notes and sketches on board HMS 'Pegasus', by Nicholas Pocock at the Battle of the Glorious First of June 1794. Also available on microfilm (SMF/83).

JOD/13

Journal of a visit to the West Indies, anonymous, but a passenger in SS FORTH, 1847.

JOD/14

JOD/14/1

Nelson's personal journal and codicil to his will, also includes his prayer before the battle of Trafalgar, 1805. To be seen on microfilm only (SMF/142).

JOD/14/2

Old silk repairs of Nelson's personal journal and codicil to his will, n.d.

JOD/14/3

Cover of Nelson's personal journal and codicil to his will before rebound and repair, 1949.

JOD/15

Reports and charts of water temperatures kept by Capt G S Nares during the CHALLENGER expedition, 1873.

JOD/15/1

Journal of HMS CHALLENGER, by Assistant Paymaster John Hynes, 17 Dec 1873-17 Mar 1874.

JOD/15/2

Cover of the Journal of HMS CHALLENGER, by Assistant Paymaster John Hynes. The cover is titled 'HMS CHALLENGER reports of Captain G.S. Nares, RN, with abstracts of soundings and diagrams of ocean temperature in North and South Atlantic oceans, 1873.' Also contains 5 cross sections of the North Atlantic.

JOD/15/3

Pages 1 and 2 of the journal kept between 17th December 1873 and 17 March 1874. The pages cover the dates 17 December 1873 to 18 December 1873. Includes a section of the North Altantic Ocean between Bermuda, Azores and Madeira, showing soundings and isothermal lines, obtained in HMS CHALLENGER, Captain G.S. Nares, 1873; and contains extracts from the reports of Captain Nares, HMS CHALLENGER, to Rear Admiral Richards, Hydrographer of the Admiralty, written 15 September 1873.

JOD/16

Journal of Robert Guthrie, Surgeon, in HMS UNDAUNTED in which Lord William Bentinck booked a passage to India, SERINGAPATAM, Pacific, 1827-28.

JOD/17

Journal of Robert Guthrie, Surgeon, HMS SERINGAPATAM, Pacific, 1831-32.

JOD/18

Journal of a voyage from London to Shanghai, in OSPREY, Capt Andrews, 1863.

JOD/19

Journal of Captain Cook's voyage round the world in HMS ENDEAVOUR, (see appendix), 1768-1771. Also available as microfilm (SMF/35).

JOD/20

Journal of Capt Cook's voyage round the world in HMS RESOLUTION, (see appendix), 1772-75. Also available as microfilm (SMF/36).

JOD/21

Remarks during a voyage in the Pacific, John Cunningham, Surgeon, HMS CAMBRIDGE, FLY, SPARTIATE and the ship ARAB, 1823-25.

JOD/22

Journal of Vice-Adm John Baker HMS Stirling Castle who died at Port Mahon, Mediterranean, 1708-11.

JOD/23

Journal kept by the Rev Vyvyan, Chaplain in the Navy in HMS NONSUCH cruising off the French coast, 1780.

JOD/24

Journal of Adm Sir George Rooke, proceedings with the English and French fleets, 1700-4.

JOD/25

Rough notes and daily observation on birds by Lt Rowland Money Sperling, HMS Marlborough 1862.

JOD/26

Medical journal of T M Philson, assistant surgeon and C Pine, surgeon, HMS BRITISH SOVEREIGN, Sydney and Auckland, and HMS CASTOR, Auckland to Sydney, 1845-54.

JOD/27

Journal kept by Capt Richard Webb, HMS ILLUSTRIOUS, 1912.

JOD/28

Journal of HMS HERO kept by W B Allnutt, Captain's clerk, 1859-60.

JOD/29

Journals of HM Sloop KITE, 1806; HM Sloop NEMESIS, 1809; HM Sloop ST ALBANS, 1811.

JOD/30

Autobiography of Henry W. Giffard and details of his naval career, 1824-52.

JOD/31

Journal kept by Capt W C P Elliott RM HMS Impregnable 1847-56.

JOD/32

See BRA/133.

JOD/33

See BRA/134.

JOD/34

Journal of a voyage to and from the East Indies in the store ship DROMEDARY, 1811-12.

JOD/35

Journal kept by Peter Simmonds from Falmouth to Jamaica, HM Packet MUTINE, 1831.

JOD/36

Account of Anson's voyage round the world with inscription by Lamille Champ (see appendix), 1740-44.

JOD/37

Leaves from a naval officer's notebook by Rear-Adm A L Corry, 1852.

JOD/38

Diary of events kept by Capt H Giffard, HMS VOLAGE and CRUISER, 1833-40.

JOD/39

Copy of Mr Moses Bathust's account of his shipwreck, 1653, copy made 1802.

JOD/40

JOD/40/1

Journal kept by Daniel Woodhouse, seaman, in HMS AMERICA on the North American Station, with signals and illustrations, 1781-83.

JOD/40/2

Marriage certificate of Daniel Woodhouse, 9 January 1817 and other certificates of service (RN).

JOD/40/3

Daniel Woodhouse, St. Albans, to his son Thomas, 13 August 1836; Sam Woodhouse, Hadley Cottage, to Daniel Woodhouse (his cousin), 10 September 1821; includes notes and miscelleanous items.

JOD/41

'Minutes of the battle of Trafalgar' kept by W Thorp, seaman on HMS MINOTAUR, 1805. An account from the Lower Deck.

JOD/42

Journal kept by Lt Thomas Davies, HMS AMERICA in the Pacific, 1844-47 (Davies later became Capt), and in HMS CYGNET off West Africa, 1850-52.

JOD/43

Journal written by Lt (later Rear-Admiral) Robert Deans when he was Lt in HMS VENERABLE off the coast of Spain during the Peninsular War, 1812.

JOD/44

Diary of John Rorke, 2nd cabin passenger on Clipper ship LOCH VENNACHAR, 1877.

JOD/45

Notebook containing standing orders for HMS AMAZON kept by J D Skynner, 1802.

JOD/46

Journal kept on board ST DINNAN, a Russian Privateer, no name of keeper, med copy, near contemporary, 1788, (formerly LOG/M/14).

JOD/47

Journal kept by George Gould, of HMS MERCURY, 1800-1.

JOD/48

Lt William Pringle Green, notebook and pamphlets; instructions on training ship's crews to the use of arms; journal of HMS CONQUEROR chasing the French Fleet, 1805-8, see appendix. NOT AVAILABLE TO ORDER. PLEASE CONTACT NMM STAFF.

JOD/49

STREIGHTS MERCHANT, journal of a voyage from London to the Arabian coast, up to the Persian Gulf, ending at Mocha, 1684-86, see appendix.

JOD/50

Lt James John Best, 62nd Regiment of Foot, journal of a voyage to India in the East India Company ship HENRY PORCHER, (Capt G J Redman), continuing with his life and military duties until Jan 1831.

JOD/51

Private journal and scrapbook, kept by Charles Nelson Wilkinson, assistant surgeon of HMS BENBOW, Capt Houston Stewart, 1839-42, see appendix.

JOD/52

Chambier, Capt Frederick RN Author, journal kept while in command of HM Brig BRITOMART, 1826-27, returning to England after cruising in West Indian and South American waters, see appendix.

JOD/53

Journal kept by John Hamilton while a passenger on the Eastern and Australian Steamship Co Ltd vessel AUSTRALIAN (1896), England to Suez and home overland through Italy and the Alps, illustrated with sketches and photographs, 1897.

JOD/54

Capt J S Roberts, abstract journal of the East India Ships MALABAR and HIGHFLYER, and the cable ships SS BRITANNIA, BUCANNER and SILVERSTONE, kept while a midshipman and 4th officer, 1866-1906.

JOD/55

Journal kept on board CYRUS of Hull, Capt Wilburne, 1822, no name of keeper, Spitzbergen and Greenland, also ship's plans, (formerly LOG/M/15).

JOD/56

Richard Pickersgill, narrative account of the voyage of the RESOLUTION, Capt Cook, 1772-73, see appendix. Pickersgill was the Third Lieutenant on board the Resolution. The journal gives an intimate insight into life on board ship. He describes the "arduous enterprise" of crossing the Antarctic Circle, the "charming sight of New Zealand and encounters with peoples of the South Seas. His description of their customs is perhaps less sympathetic than that of James Cook.

Please see the Board of Longitude Digital Archive for a digitised copy of this item.

JOD/57

Richard Pickersgill, logbook of the DOLPHIN, Capt Samuel Wallis, kept by R Pickersgill, master's mate, 1766-67, see appendix.

JOD/58

Vice-Adm John Byron, journal of the DOLPHIN, contemporary copy, 1764-66, see appendix.

JOD/59

JOD/60

JOD/61

JOD/62

JOD/63

JOD/64

JOD/65

JOD/66

JOD/67

JOD/68

JOD/69

JOD/70

JOD/71

JOD/72

JOD/73

JOD/74

JOD/75

JOD/76

JOD/77

JOD/78

JOD/79

JOD/80

JOD/81

JOD/82

JOD/83

JOD/84

JOD/85

JOD/86

JOD/87

JOD/88

JOD/89

JOD/90

JOD/91

JOD/91

JOD/92

JOD/93

JOD/94

JOD/95

JOD/96

JOD/97

JOD/98

JOD/99

JOD/100

JOD/101

Journal of Fred Farrow, schoolmaster, in HMS GARNET, on the North American Station, 1882-85.

JOD/102

JOD/103

JOD/104

Diary of Arthur Bowes, HMS SULTAN, 1882-85, bombardment of Alexandria.

JOD/105

JOD/106

JOD/107

JOD/108

JOD/109

JOD/110

Diary of William Wheeler, rating, HMS CARYSFORT, 1880-82.

JOD/111

Diary of John Cox, Assistant Engineer, HMS FLY, West African Station, 1868-69.

JOD/112

JOD/113

JOD/114

JOD/115

JOD/116

JOD/117

JOD/118

JOD/119

JOD/120

JOD/121

JOD/122

JOD/123

JOD/124

JOD/125

JOD/126

JOD/127

JOD/128

JOD/129

JOD/130

JOD/131

JOD/132

JOD/133

JOD/134

JOD/135

JOD/136

JOD/137

JOD/138

JOD/139

JOD/140

JOD/141

JOD/142

JOD/143

JOD/144

JOD/145

JOD/146

JOD/147

JOD/148

JOD/149

JOD/150

JOD/151

JOD/152

JOD/153

JOD/154

JOD/155

JOD/156

JOD/157

JOD/158

JOD/159

JOD/160

JOD/161

JOD/162

JOD/163

JOD/164

JOD/165

JOD/166

Journal kept by Cdr E.C. Tyndale-Biscoe as midshipman in HMS MINOTAUR, 1881, in the Channel and the EURYALUS, 1882-4, East Indies (formerly LOG/N/E/11).

JOD/167

JOD/168

JOD/169

JOD/170

JOD/171

JOD/172

JOD/173

JOD/174

JOD/175

JOD/176

JOD/177

JOD/178

JOD/179

JOD/180

JOD/181

JOD/182

JOD/183

JOD/184

JOD/185

JOD/186

JOD/187

JOD/188

JOD/189

JOD/190

JOD/191

JOD/192

JOD/193

JOD/194

JOD/195

JOD/196

JOD/197

JOD/198

JOD/199

JOD/200

JOD/201

JOD/202

JOD/203

JOD/204

JOD/205

JOD/206

JOD/207

JOD/208

JOD/209

JOD/210

JOD/211

JOD/212

JOD/213

JOD/214

JOD/215

JOD/216

JOD/217

JOD/218

JOD/219

JOD/220

JOD/221

JOD/222

JOD/223

JOD/224

JOD/225

JOD/226

JOD/227

JOD/228

JOD/229

JOD/230

Diary kept by Charles Shuckburgh, on board HMS ACTAEON, 20 Dec 1856-12 May 1861. The diary covers the period when Shuckburgh was serving as an officer on ACTAEON during the Second Opium War.

JOD/231

JOD/232

JOD/233

JOD/234

JOD/235

JOD/236

JOD/237

JOD/238

Private journal kept on board “HMS Iron Duke”, China Station, 16 September 1871 to 19 August 1872. Includes an account of Japanese ladies fashions in Nagasaki. Also included is a photograph of ‘Gt. Uncle Harry, Paymaster General, R.N. (x Malaher) 1910’.

JOD/239

JOD/240

JOD/241

JOD/242

JOD/243

JOD/244

JOD/245

JOD/246

JOD/247

JOD/248

JOD/249

JOD/250

JOD/251

JOD/252

JOD/253

JOD/254

JOD/255

JOD/256

JOD/257

JOD/258

JOD/259

JOD/260

JOD/261

JOD/262

JOD/263

JOD/264

JOD/265

JOD/266

JOD/267

JOD/268

JOD/269

JOD/270

JOD/271

JOD/272

JOD/273

JOD/274

JOD/275

JOD/276

JOD/277

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