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Small Collections Box 13

Personal log of a voyage between Calcutta and Ceylon, 1849-50, in the sailing ship ‘Centaur’ by Jane Penelope Herring, wife of the Master, Anthony Herring.

Given by Mrs B. Morrison.

Detailed observations on ship’s regime; maritime hazards; ports of call; local occupations; Malay burial practices; vaccination; cabin and deck passengers; leprosy and smallpox on board ship. 45ff