Personal journal of Captain Arthur Darley, R.N.

Summary

Creator: Darley, Arthur, active 1842-1843
Date(s): 1842 January 1-1843 February 3
Call Number: MSS 0097, Item 0018
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: Personal journal kept by Captain Arthur Darley of the British Royal Navy aboard the HMS Electra describing his travels throughout Bermuda, the West Indies, Jamaica, Honduras, Colombia, Havana, Belize, and Galveston, Texas, from January 1, 1842 through February 3, 1843.
Physical Description: 1 volume (circa 120 pages) 19 cm
Source: Purchase, 1955.
Processing: Processed and encoded by Norieta Hagerty, February 2007. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Alternative Format: A digitized copy of the journal is available at the University of Delaware Digital Institutional Repository.

Biographical and Historical Notes

Arthur Darley commanded the sloop HMS Electra based in the West Indies. He was a captain in the British Royal Navy during the period he was in charge of this sloop. The journal is a personal narrative of his experiences on board and in port, including discussions of his dinner companions and fellow captains of companion HMS ships as well as the flora and fauna of the ports.

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Scope and Content Note

Captain Arthur Darley kept this journal on board the HMS Electra while serving in the British Royal Navy in the West Indies and visiting ports in the Gulf of Mexico. He reported weather, latitude, and longitude, however, the journal is a very personal account of official duties, fishing, life aboard ship, and aspects of ports visited including Bermuda, Jamaica, Honduras, Colombia, Havana, Belize, and Galveston, Texas. The journal also recounts court martial trials, of which Captain Darley was a sitting member, and the punishments meted out.

The journal is one bound volume, circa 120 pages, with entries in ink.

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Shelving Summary

  • Item 0018: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0097

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

MSS 0097, Item 0018, Arthur Darley, Personal journal of Captain Arthur Darley, R.N., Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0097 Diaries, Journals, and Ships' Logs collection.

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Personal journal of Captain Arthur Darley, R.N, 1842 January 1-1843 February 3 Item 0018

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