Guide to the Papers of H. D. (Henry Douglas) Wilkin


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Manuscript Name Papers of H. D. (Henry Douglas) Wilkin
Manuscript Number MSS 271
Last Updated April 2007
Extent 7 cm (1 box)
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Journals kept by H. D. Wilkin whilst serving as a midshipman on Her Majesty's Ships, 1878-1883.

Scope and Content

Journals kept by H. D. Wilkin whilst serving as a midshipman on Her Majesty's Ships' Duke of Wellington, Tourmaline, Pegasus, Charybdis, Himalaya, Crocodile, Cruiser, Superb and Penelope from 28 January 1878 to 14 February 1883. They chronicle voyages undertaken by Wilkin and include pencil and ink drawings of ships, weather charts, harbour plans and maps (some fold-out) by the author.

Administrative Information


Access

Open access.


Restrictions on Use

No copying is permitted without the permission of the copyright owners.


Preferred Citation

Papers of H. D. (Henry Douglas) Wilkin, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, MS 271, Box [Number], Folder [Number].


Provenance

Acquired by the Academy Library in 1984.

Additional Information


Related Material

The Academy Library holds the following ships' journals and logs in Special Collections:
John L. Allen at MS 144
G. K. Dickson at MS 222
Clement Richardson at MS 264
HCS Northumberland at MS 266
HMS Pegasus at MS 267

Access Terms


Personal Names

Wilkin, H. D. (Henry Douglas)


Topical Subjects

Log books

Naval diaries


Corporate Names

Great Britain. Royal Navy--Sea life--History

Duke of Wellington (Ship)

Tourmaline (Ship)

Pegasus (Ship)

Himalaya (Ship)

Crocodile (Ship)

Charybdis (Ship)

Cruiser (Ship)

Superb (Ship)

Penelope (Ship)


Geographical Names

Great Britain--History, Naval--19th century


Occupations

Naval officers

Container List


Box 1

Folder 1
Leather bound journal kept by H. D. Wilkin whilst serving as a midshipman on various H.M. Ships' from 28 January 1878 to 14 February 1883