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Journal of William Pegg, private in the Royal Marines, on board HMS Basilisk

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MS. 12657

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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.

Dates

  • 1854-1860

Extent

1 volume

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 12657].
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Shelfmark:

MS. 12657

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12657

Overview

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.

Related Materials

Another journal by Pegg, 1852-1858, is in the Royal Museums Greenwich Archives, ref. JOD/138. It partly overlaps with this journal but there is some differing content.
Title
Journal of William Pegg, private in the Royal Marines, on board HMS Basilisk
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Michael Hughes
Date
2019
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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