Item MS-2-39, SF Box 16, Folder 9 - The journal of Henry Jonathan Lovett on his journey from Portsmouth to the Cape of Good Hope on board the Malabar

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The journal of Henry Jonathan Lovett on his journey from Portsmouth to the Cape of Good Hope on board the Malabar

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MS-2-39, SF Box 16, Folder 9

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  • 1796 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records (1 folder)

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Jonathan Henry Lovett was the son of Reverend Verney Lovett, chaplain to the Prince of Wales. Born in 1779, he travelled to Bombay at the age of seventeen and became a writer in the service of the East India Company. His facility for languages caused him to be selected by the Marquess Wellesley, India's Governor General, as the political and commercial resident of the court of Persia, at Boshire. Illness curtailed his appointment and he died at sea in 1805 at the age of twenty-seven on his return to England.

Custodial history

The item was accessioned by Dalhousie University Archives in 1970. The journal was originally donated by Mrs. F.B. Crofton on March 10, 1899.

Scope and content

Item is the first book of Lovett's journal, written during his 1796 journey from Portsmouth to the Cape of Good Hope on board the Malabar.

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  • English

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English.

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An edited transcription of the journal was published in 2014. See Carl Anderson. "A Voyage to India:1796-1797: The Sea Journal of Jonathan Henry Lovett." Carl Anderson, 2014. ISBN: 9781304584267.

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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The National Library of South Africa has the second journal of Lovett's voyage to the Cape of Good Hope. See J.H. Lovett Collection, Cape Town Special Collections, Shelf Number MSB 605.

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Preferred citation: The journal of Henry Jonathan Lovett on his journey from Portsmouth to the Cape of Good Hope on board the Malabar, MS-2-39, SF Box 16, Folder 9, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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January 2012

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