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Logbook of Ascension Island kept by Captain William Bate

Logbook containing daily logs from Thursday 1 January 1834 to Saturday 31 October 1835. Each log gives details of thermometer and weather conditions and at the end of each is a statement of the number of gallons of water consumed by the garrison that day. Also included are records of ships calling at the island (including American whalers, English whalers, ships from Sydney and Van Diemens Land, and Royal Naval vessels), details about the extensive building work being carried out on the island…
Shelfmark: MSS.Atlan.r.1
Extents: 1 volume
Dates: 1 January 1834 - 31 October 1835