Log of the 'Houghton'
||Log of the 'Houghton'
(former reference: MSS 11)
||Edwards, John, fl 1786-1788, Royal Naval Captain
|Extent and Medium
||1 volume; paper; Manuscript
||Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library
|Content and context|
The 'Houghton', an East Indiaman, sailed from Deptford in December 1786 to the Cape, Madras (June 1787), Penang and China before returning home via St Helena. The voyage ended in July 1788. The 'Houghton' was commanded by James Monro, with John Edwards as 6th Mate.
'The log book of Capt. John Edwards, R.N. Given to Robert Stafford Edwards by his Aunt Miss Jane Edwards 1880. Solihull. Warwickshire.'
Purchased from Francis Edwards, 1954.
Access and Use|
Please cite as Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library, Log of the 'Houghton', RCMS 4
The log of James Monro for the voyage of the 'Houghton' is part of the India Office Records, IOR L/MAR/B/438Q.
Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 51. Indexed
This collection level description was created by RAS.
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|Edwards, John (fl 1786-1788) Royal Naval Captain|
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