Journal of William Pegg, private in the Royal Marines, on board HMS Basilisk
The journal covers Pegg's experiences on HMS Basilisk and recounts the manoeuvres of British ships engaged in attacks along the coast of Finland, then part of the Russian empire, during the Crimean War. The latter part of the journal is more domestic in nature.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 12657].
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Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12657
Journal of William Pegg, private in the Royal Marines, on board HMS Basilisk.
Biographical / Historical
William Pegg was a private in the Royal Marines and served on board HMS Basilisk during the Crimean War. He afterwards joined a militia regiment.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Given by Jane Eady in 2017.
- Journal of William Pegg, private in the Royal Marines, on board HMS Basilisk
- Finding aid prepared by Michael Hughes
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