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The original log-book of William Adams, Written in 1614-1619 by William Adams

MS. Savile 48
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

The original log-book of William Adams made during four voyages to Japan, Siam, and Cochin China in 1614-19, identified by mr. Strickland Gibson in the Athenaeum (Apr. 8, 1905) and edited by C. J. Purnell as The Log-Book of William Adams (1916). The first log beg. 'A [rememb]ranc of a vyage to Siam ... begoon the 28 of nouember 1614', and the fourth is followed by some miscellaneous accounts.


  • Creation: Written in 1614-1619 by William Adams


81 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Savile 48

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 6594

Custodial History

Labelled '48'

Physical Facet

On Japanese paper


15 2/5 × 10 4/5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom