Register of the George Barrell journal

Mandeville Special Collections Library 0175S
UC, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
Phone: (858) 534-2533
Fax: (858) 534-5950
Email: spcoll@ucsd.edu
Repository Website: http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/
© 1997
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Register of the George Barrell journal, 1881

MSS 0394

Mandeville Special Collections Library

GEISEL LIBRARY



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

La Jolla, CA 92093-0175

Contact Information:

  • Mandeville Special Collections Library 0175S
  • UC, San Diego
  • La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
  • Phone: (858) 534-2533
  • Fax: (858) 534-5950
  • Email: spcoll@ucsd.edu
  • Repository Website: http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
This file last updated: August 1997.

DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title: George Barrell journal,
Date (inclusive): 1881
Collection number: MSS 0394
Extent: 0.20 linear feet (1 item (143 p.))
Repository: Mandeville Special Collections Library, Geisel Library, UC, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
Shelf Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Preferred Citation

George Barrell journal, MSS 0394. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

BIOGRAPHY

A sea captain who resided in Springfield, IL, at the time of his death in 1894.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

A bound holograph copy in George Barrell's hand of the journal he kept during four years of travel on the seas from Frebruary 1824 to May 1828. Fifteen years old at the beginning of the journey, Barrell recounts the departure of his ship from New York City, his first crossing of the equator and rounding of Cape Horn, his visit to the Hawaiian Islands, and his return to the United States. The journal contains descriptions of life aboard ship and of native peoples Barrell observed during his journey. Laid in the journal is a holograph map of the Hawaiian Islands on a piece of 5 x 7 in. cardstock.