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Great Britain. Consulate (Tahiti) Records relating to the Bark Lucy Ann : Typescripts (carbon), 1842.
BANC MSS P-N 120
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Title:

Records relating to the Bark Lucy Ann : Typescripts (carbon), 1842

Creator/Contributor:

Great Britain, Consulate (Tahiti), creator

Creator/Contributor:

Venton, Henry.

Creator/Contributor:

Earnshaw, John W.

Abstract:

Typed transcript copies of records transferred to the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Australia, in 1936, relating to the "mutiny" on the Lucy Ann off Tahiti in 1842, when 11 seamen, including Herman Melville, refused to do duty. The records include copies of the complaint of the master, Henry Ventom, to Charles B. Wilson, the British consul; depositions against the 11 seamen; correspondence of the consul with the provisional council of Tahiti concerning the trial of the "Mutineers" and the escape of certain prisoners; and medical certificates. With the papers is a letter of transmittal from John W. Earnshaw, Sydney, May 28, 1947.

Date:

1842 (issued)

Subject:

Wilson, Charles B
Lucy Ann (Ship)
Ships
Mutiny

Note:

Typed transcripts of originals in: the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Australia (1936)

Type:

Ship's papers.

Physical Description:

1 portfolio (16 leaves).

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS P-N 120

Origin:

Australia