Item MS-6, Box 2, Folder 3 - A journal of the proceedings on board the sloop 'Dart,' privateer of St. John, New Brunswick

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A journal of the proceedings on board the sloop 'Dart,' privateer of St. John, New Brunswick

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  • Textual record

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John Harris

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MS-6, Box 2, Folder 3

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1 journal

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(c. 1775-1825)

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Custodial history

Item was donated by William Inglis Morse in 1938. Item was stolen from the University Archives by John Mark Tillman, probably in the mid-2000s. It was seized by the RCMP in 2013 and remained in the RCMP's custody until it was returned to the University Archives in 2014.

Scope and content

Item is a journal kept by Captain John Harris (c. 1775-1825) during a voyage on the sloop 'Dart,' commencing May 22, 1813. Harris also used the journal during two 1815 voyages on other vessels. He recorded occurrences on board the boat 'Prince Regent' during a trip from Annapolis towards Halifax in August 1815. He also recorded occurrences on board the schooner 'Laurence' during a trip from Annapolis towards Barbados in 1815.

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Item is in poor condition. Binding is broken and page edges are brittle.

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  • English

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Digital facsimile of item is available online through Dalhousie's Archives Catalogue and Online Collections. Proceedings of Harris' voyage on the sloop 'Dart' are included in an online exhibit produced by the Nova Scotia Archives. See 'Spoils of War: Privateering in Nova Scotia':

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Public domain. Digital facsimile is the preferred access format due to the poor condition of the original journal.

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Formerly known as MS-6-17.

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