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Journal of J Ker, Surgeon in the Royal Navy.

Identifier: MS.1083

Scope and Contents

The Naval log is illustrated by sketches of ships, scenery, antiquities, etc., and accompanied by several poems and a dissertation on the putrid fever of St Lucia (folio 27). The scenes and incidents described include the West Indies, 1778-1779; Denmark and Zetland, 1780; the loss of the ‘Royal George’, 1782; and the battle of Cape St Vincent.


  • Creation: 1778-1782.

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116 Leaves ; Folio.

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116 folios.

Custodial History

The manuscript was bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1935.

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