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Dodds, George, fl. 1799-1800.

Ship's log for the snow Susana

1799 December 21-1800 March 20


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 097, Item 022


Creator: Dodds, George, fl. 1799-1800.


Title: Ship's log for the snow Susana


Inclusive Dates: 1799 December 21-1800 March 20


Extent: 1 v. (ca. 40 p.) ; 36 cm.


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.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 097, Item 022, George Dodds, Ship's Log for the snow Susana , Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Item 022: Shelved in SPEC MSS 097 oversize

Location

Special Collections, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Purchase, 1956.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Norieta Hagerty, February 2007.

Materials Available in Alternative Format

A digitized copy of the journal is available at the University of Delaware Digital Institutional Repository.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Historical Note

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."


Selected Search Terms

Corporate Names
Susana (Snow)
Topical Terms
Logbooks--19th century.
Seafaring life--19th century--Sources.
Shipping--Cuba--Havana--19th century--Sources.
Shipping--New England--19th century--Sources.
Snows (Sailing ships)--19th century--Sources.
Square-riggers--19th century--Sources.
Form/Genre Terms
Ships' logs.
Occupation
Merchant mariners.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 097 Diaries, Journals, and Ships' Logs collection.


Detailed Contents List

Ship's log for the snow Susana , 1799 December 21-1800 March 20   [Item 022]

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