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A guide to the George S. Payne 1835-1840 journals onboard Niantic (built 1835; ship, 3m), 1835-1840
HDC1656 (SAFR 23812)  
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File Unit 1.  Journal of a voyage from New York towards Canton, Ship Niantic, 1835 Oct 31-1836 Oct 2

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Extent: 1 volume (86 pages).
Physical Description: Bound unruled paper with ink and pencil.
 

File Unit 2.  Journal of a voyage from New York towards Canton, Ship Niantic, 1836 Nov 6-1837 Oct 14

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Extent: 1 volume (84 pages).
Physical Description: Bound unruled paper with ink and pencil.
 

File Unit 3.  Journal of a voyage from New York towards Canton, Ship Niantic, 1838 Sep 10-1839 Sep 25

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Extent: 1 volume (138 pages).
Physical Description: Bound unruled paper with ink and pencil.

Scope and Content Note

T. Griswold, Master
 

File Unit 4.  Journal of a voyage from New York towards China, Ship Niantic, 1839 Nov 13-1840 Dec 10

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Extent: 1 volume (212 pages).
Physical Description: Bound unruled paper with ink and pencil.

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L.F. Doty, Master. The main journal entries end on page 147 (image 149)

Additional Entries

  • Several blank pages and crude drawings of vessels and ports.
  • Additional entries at page 195 beginning with "to become..." with 2 leaves torn diagonally across page with missing sections. These pages were found separated from the binding and may have been moved from the body of the journal. They left in their current position since there was evidence of their being in the position in the journal for some time. Note the imprint of the writing on the facing page from the reaction to the acidic ink.
  • An entry titled: "Canton Collection of Customs Foreign Ships Port Clearance" followed by 2 pages of Chinese writing.