Log of Voyage from London to Madras to China to St. Helena to London, 9 November 1779 to 2 November 1781
Many book collectors have fields of collecting which are formed either by following an established collecting tradition (first editions), or from personal interest (a liking for the novels of Anthony Trollope). However, there are always one or two items that fall outside the collecting field, often acquired through happenstance, or for some unknown reason. The logbook of the Ship York in the Shoults Collection is but one example, obtained outside his collecting fields of religious books, early printed books, and Elzevirs. This East Indiaman vessel made five voyages for the British East India Company between 1773 and 1787. On this particular journey to Madras and China in 1780, she was under command of Captain Arthur Blanshard.
Ship York, “Log of Voyage from London to Madras to China to St. Helena to London, 9 November 1779 to 2 November 1781,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed October 2, 2022, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11187.