Metadata: Aaron Thomas: The Caribbean Journal of a Royal Navy Seaman

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TitleAaron Thomas: The Caribbean Journal of a Royal Navy Seaman
Editor[Curator] Locke, Elizabeth H. (graduate student in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Florida)
[Curator] William E. Brown, Jr. (Head of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Miami)
PublisherOtto G. Richter Library - University of Miami: Coral Gables, US (FL) <>
Country (State)United States of America
Format of datatext/html
KeywordsAaron, Thomas; Caribbean Area; Diary; History 1798-1799
Description"The journal of Aaron Thomas, housed in the Archives and Special Collections Division of the Otto G. Richter Library at the University of Miami, is a 374 page leather-bound volume containing approximately 367 pages of handwritten material. The journal begins on June 15, 1798 and concludes on October 26, 1799, and chronicles the experiences and adventures of a British seaman serving in the Royal Navy aboard HMS Lapwing in the West Indies during the French Revolutionary wars. The journal contains insightful, first-hand accounts of naval operations, customs of the day, and humorous, detailed anecdotes involving shipmates and superiors. Thomas, who joined the navy in 1793, includes entries regarding the health and punishment of the men aboard ship, as well as his personal views on slavery, religion, and morality." [self-description]
Source TypeSingle Sources
Subject ClassEngland (and Wales) in the Early Modern Period: Biographies; History of Central America
GOKPON 800; PVU 152
DDC972.903; 941.073; t1:092; t1:09033; t2:729; 359
BK15.64; 15.88
Accessfree; no restriction
NotesFormer URL:
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