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Title Journal of the Convict Ship "Clyde"
Author Crawford, Dr William
Date 23 Feb-2 Jun 1863
Document Type Shipping Papers
Reference MT 32/6
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name Admiralty Transport Department, Surgeon Superintendents' Journals of Convict Ships
Description Journal written by the Surgeon Superintendent detailing the daily life on board. Dr Crawford records insolence from the guards and insubordination by sleeping on duty and malcontent between the captain and warders. Particular attention is also paid to a disruptive female passenger, the wife of one of the guards. Prisoner infractions and punishments are detailed and the log also includes a list of government stores opened during the voyage.
Series Description This series consists of journals of Surgeon Superintendents in charge of convicts, containing rules and regulations, lists of names, details of diet and medical reports.
Theme(s) Departures: Port Conditions and Organisation; Journey Conditions
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) Australia
Places Shanghai, China
Ports Tilbury, Chatham, England; Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Nationality English; German
Ships Clyde; Siam
Keywords surgeon, transportation, convict, shipping, regulations, provisions, prison, prisoner, religion, education, hospital, birth, children, women, alcohol, punishment box, sanitation, sodomy, death, health and sickness, disease, forced migration
Language English
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