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Title Journal of the Ship Recorder Bound to the Cape of Good Hope with Emigrants
Author Williamson, Dr William
Date 11 Dec 1845 - 8 May 1846
Document Type Shipping Papers
Reference CO 48/262
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Cape of Good Hope Colony (Cape Colony), Original Correspondence
Description Consists of two medical journals, written on board the 'Recorder' emigrant ship bound for the Cape of Good Hope and Algoa Bay, South Africa. There are tables included at the back of each giving numerical data on the amount of passengers on board at date of embarkation, deaths and births on board ship and the number of passengers landed at Algoa and Table Bay.
Series Description This series consists of original correspondence relating to Cape of Good Hope, later Cape Colony. Included are reports and papers of the Commissioners of Eastern Inquiry, 1825 to 1834.
Biographical Note / History After some dispute as to ownership of the Cape of Good Hope between colonial powers, the territory was recaptured by the British in 1806 and formally became a British colony in 1814. In 1910 Cape Colony became a province of the New Union of South Africa.
Theme(s) Journey Conditions; Ships and Shipping Lines
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) South Africa
Places Algoa Bay, Table Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
Ports Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Nationality English; European
Ships Recorder
Keywords surgeon, shipping, medical treatment, health and sickness, administration, medical examination, emigration, emigrant, shipping, food, family, women, children, regulations, tea, shipping inspection, vaccination, hospital, provisions, journey conditions, passenger, unmarried, weather, wine, women, climate, animals, accommodation, demographics, passenger list, death, birth, disease, diarrhoea, medicine, seasickness, venereal disease, miscarriage, colic
Language English
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