Guide to the Records of the HCS Northumberland [MSS 266]

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Manuscript Name Records of the HCS Northumberland
Manuscript Number MSS 266
Last Updated June 2022
Extent 5 cm (1 box)
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Logbook of HCS Northumberland on a return voyage to England via St Helena under Captain J. R. Franklin from Thursday 19 March 1812 to Tuesday 21 July 1812.

Scope and Content

Logbook for part of the third voyage of HCS Northumberland on her return trip to England from Madras and Bengal under Captain J. R. Franklin from Thursday 19 March to Tuesday 21 July 1812.

HCS Northumberland was chartered by the East India Company from the managing owner William Masson, sailing from Portsmouth on 14 March 1810 and anchoring at Downs, England on 21 July 1812. She was armed and sailed in convoy under a commodore.

There is also a typescript extract from the logbook and a letter from the National Maritime Museum, London, giving particulars of her six voyages.

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Preferred Citation

Records of the HCS Northumberland, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, MSS 266, Box [Number], Folder [Number].


Acquired by the Academy Library in 1985.

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
HMS Pegasus at MS 267
H. D. Wilkin at MS 271

Access Terms

Personal Names

Franklin, J. R.

Topical Subjects

Log books

Naval diaries

Corporate Names

Northumberland (Ship)

East India Company--History--Sources

Container List

Box 1

Folder 1
Softbound manuscript logbook kept on a voyage to Downs, England via St Helena, from Thursday 19 March to Tuesday 21 July 1812 in HCS Northumberland (cover lettering faded and attribution unreadable)

Folder 2
Photocopy of the logbook in folder 1
Typescript extracts from the logbook
Typescript letter from the National Maritime Museum with details of the six voyages made by the ship, 13 June 1974
Photocopy of details from second-hand catalogue