MSS 0097, Item 064 - Journal of a voyage from Boston to Rio de Janeiro on board ship Franklin


These volumes document the voyage from Boston to Rio de Janeiro between October 5, 1842, and November 26, 1842, on the ship Franklin and contain an account of life aboard the ship, weather reports, information about crew members and officers, ships seen, and the ship's arrival in Rio de Janeiro.

With the journal are five unbound volumes that recount the voyage, written in 1847, to be presented as a series of talks. The log consists of unbound leaves with wrapper, 24 pages long. The accompanying letters are unbound signatures (gathers and folds) titled "Letter First," "Letter Second," etc., each 24 pages long.

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