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Journal of a voyage from Boston to Calcutta

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0088

Scope and Content Note

This logbook documents one Atlantic Ocean voyage and one Indian Ocean voyage aboard the ship Aubree and contains navigational data, weather reports, and information about crew duties for each journey. The log covers one round trip voyage between Boston and Calcutta occurring from July 15, 1833, to July 21, 1834, and a one way voyage from Boston to New Orleans between September 14, 1834, and February 2, 1835.

The log is a leather bound volume, circa 120 pages, filled with ink entries within printed columns of specific navigational and weather information.

Log entries for certain date ranges are missing and appear to have been removed. The missing pages would have included information dated between August 27-30, 1833, and March 19-April 7, 1834. In addition, there were no entries made between November 2, 1833 and March 1, 1834, which represents the period of time that the ship was docked in Calcutta.


  • Creation: 1833 July 15-1835 February 6


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library,

Historical Note

The ship Aubree was based in Boston, Massachusetts. The logbook was written by John W. Allen, under the command of Capt. Ward, and covers two voyages: a year-long round trip voyage (July 1833-July 1834) from Boston to Calcutta and a five-month journey (September 1834-February 1835) from Boston to New Orleans.

Information derived from the collection.


1 volume (circa 120 pages) ; 32 cm


Logbook kept by John W. Allen aboard the ship Aubree documenting two voyages out of Boston between July 15, 1833 and February 6, 1835.


Purchase, June 1952.

Materials Available in Alternative Format

A digitized copy of the journal is available at the University of Delaware Digital Institutional Repository.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0097 Diaries, Journals, and Ships' Logs Collection.

Shelving Summary

  1. Item 0088: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0097

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Processed and encoded by Asher Jackson, January 2007.


Journal of a voyage from Boston to Calcutta
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2007 January 25
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