Reference numberMA/159
Previous numbersMA.159
TitleMagnetic and meteorological observations at various locations on a voyage of HMS Chanticleer, by Henry Foster and others
DescriptionA compendium of observations at landfalls in the voyage to the Pacific Ocean of the survey ship H.M.S. Chanticleer.

Commencing with a title page [p.3]: 'Book No.2. Magnetical Experiments. Made at Various Stations Visited during the Voyages of His Majesty's Surveying Sloop Chanticleer in the Years 1828, 29, and 30. Under the direction of Comr. Henry Foster FRS &cc. by G. Williams Mate and Lieut. R. Collinson Midshipman A. Hodgskin Midshipman J.H. Kay Midshipman. Meteorological Register Kept at Ascension, Fernando Noronha and Maranham by G. Williams, Actg. Lieutt. R. Collinson Midn. The work copied by Mr. Meridith Clerk'.

The final page [p.184] is signed 'Horatio T. Austin, Commander'. Horatio Thomas Austin (1800-1865), took command of H.M.S. Chanticleer, following the accidental drowning of Captain Henry Foster, in 1831.
Extent1 volume: 8 items; 184p.
Physical descriptionOn paper. Brown library buckram binding, with spine gilding: 'Magnetical Experiments H.M.S. Chantlicleer 1828-1830 MA/159', and the Royal Society's coat of arms.
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7230Foster; Henry (1796 - 1831); navigator1796 - 1831
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