Ship's log for the snow Susana

Summary

Creator: Dodds, George, active 1799-1800
Date(s): 1799 December 21-1800 March 20
Call Number: MSS 0097, Item 0022
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: Ship's log kept by George Dodds [Dods] aboard the snow Susana documenting the voyage from Newport, Rhode Island, to Havana, Cuba, from December 21, 1799, to March 20, 1800.
Physical Description: 1 volume (circa 40 pages) 36 cm
Source: Purchase, 1956.
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

George Dodds was a crewman on the snow Susana for the shipping voyage from Newport, Rhode Island, to Havana, Cuba, from December 21, 1799, to March 20, 1800. The captain of the vessel was Captain Aminton and the cargo was box tops and bottoms.

A snow (pronounced snoo) is a type of merchant vessel with a mast, a foremast and a trysail mast behind the main mast.

Sources

"Snow." Oxford English Dictionary. http://dictionary.oed.com (accessed February 19, 2007).

Additional information derived from the collection.

Scope and Content Note

This volume documents the merchant voyage of the snow Susana on the voyage from Newport, Rhode Island, to Havana, Cuba, from December 21, 1799, to March 20, 1800. The journal is one volume, circa 40 pages with entries in ink that contain navigational data, weather reports, and information about crew duties for the journey. The last few pages also include six pages of personal accounts of work and expenses.

The log is handmade with 10 handsewn folds in heavy paper covers. The cover title is "George Dodds: Day Book for the year 1802 July 6th," however, this title only refers to the ledger portions of the book. The entries for the log book of the Susana have a title page that states, "George Dods [Dodds] his Book: Shipt [sic] on Bord [sic] of the Sno [sic] Susana Capt Aminton Commander Bound to the Havana 10th of Decamber [sic] 1799."

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Shelving Summary

  • Item 0022: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0097 oversize

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Preferred Citation

MSS 0097, Item 0022, George Dodds, Ship's Log for the snow Susana, 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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Ship's log for the snow Susana, 1799 December 21-1800 March 20 Item 0022

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