Lent by Mr. A. St. Clair Jameson
Microfilm Box 5 No. 34
- Journal of a voyage to Bombay, 29 December 1819 – 30 April 1820.
- Detailed journal of the voyage, of the distance run, weather, position, sailing techniques taken from log-book, etc.; plan of table, food and the band, sick-lists, fancy-dress party; crossing the line ceremony; how he passes the time in reading, writing, arithmetic, in practising stenography and learning Hindustani; birds sighted and caught or killed; how he manages his clothes; employed in the boat by boatswain etc.; two babies baptized; soldiers and seamen flogged; cadets begin drill; method of preserving milk; illnesses and remedies – portable soup; sketches of native craft off Bombay; arrive Bombay; sketches of the harbour; description of Bombay ‘a beautiful place’; the Pringles go to stay with Mr. Elphinstone, the Governor; details of procedure of a cadet’s arrival in Bombay; signs on in front of Adjutant General etc.; rents a house; arrangements for being attached to a regiment in the Deccan; social life; clothes; what to bring out and the money to be made in trade; death of rich Parsee ‘only man who attended the Governor’s functions’; his calling; call on Sir Charles Colville, Commander of the Forces, and Lt. Col. Hunter Blair; breakfast with the Governor; more calling; buys camp equipment; gets orders to join lst Battalion 10th Regiment at Poona; buys house; invited to dine with the Governor; dancing afterwards; thirty-six to dinner amongst them Sir Thomas Munro, Governor of Madras; indents for equipment. Journal ends 25 May 1820 just as he is about to leave for Poona.
- Letter from James Jameson, uncle of the above, written at Pont de Galle, 28 September 1806, reporting the capture of the Fame on a voyage from Bombay to Bengal, by the French frigate La Piedmontuze.