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Midshipman’s Journal

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS D27


Midshipman's journal, during his service with the Mediterranean fleet. Includes accounts of shore leave on islands of Greece and Greece itself as well as Italy and Sicily, and for account of volcanic eruption at Marsala on July 18, 1831.


  • Creation: July 13, 1828-December 16, 1835


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1 volume : Foliation: [3], 218, 100 leaves. Ornamentation: p.[iii] engraving of sea fight; p.73 colored sketch, views of Andros and Ipsera; p.144 colored drawing of girl and goat "by my friend Disney" Material: Paper. Scribe: Author's holograph. ; 24 cm x 18.5 cm

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Scope and Contents

p. [I] Table of contents, obscured by endsheet being pasted over, inscribed E. C. Tennyson, R. N. p. [Ii] Journal: July 13-November 8, 1828. H.M.S. Samarang. p. [Iii] Title-page: Journal of H.M.S. Asia, E.C. Tennyson. Engraving of battle at sea p.1-104 Journal, November 8, 1828-May 7, 1850, H.M.S. Asia p.104-109 Journal, May 7, 1830-August 12, 1830. H.M.S. Britannica p.109-157 Journal, August 12, 1830-October7/8, 1852. H.M.S. Rapid p.157-199 Journal, October.7/8,1832-June 18, 1835. H.M.S. Actaeon p.199-218 Journal, June 19-December 16, 1855. H.M.S. Rapid 100 leaves Blank.

Physical Location

MS D27

Immediate Source of Acquisition

before 1961

Guide to the E.C. Tennyson’s Journal kept aboard Royal Navy Ships on the Mediterranean Station
Midshipman’s Journal
Finding aid prepared by am, 1961; revised by ksc, 2006. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006.
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Preferred citation
E.C. Tennyson’s Journal kept aboard Royal Navy Ships on the Mediterranean Station, Department of Special Collections, MS D27, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

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