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TitleShips' Logs of Royal Navy Midshipman George Ross Divett, 1863-1869
Extent2 volumes
AbstractShips' logs
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryGeorge Ross Divett was a midshipman in the Royal Navy during the mid-19th century. He served on a number of ships, and in a variety of foreign locations. His midshipman logs were bound in these two volumes.
Custodial HistoryThe volumes were presented to the University Library in 1932.
DescriptionThe two volumes of handwritten logs span the years 1863-1869. The ships on which Divett served were HMS Columbine; HMS Sutlej 35; HMS Victory; HMS Gladiator; HMS Duke of Wellington and HMS Martin. Divett's detailed records include descriptions of voyages in British waters and overseas, providing information on routes taken, weather conditions and various comments on voyages. The overseas destinations included places in South America, North America and the West Indies. There are a number of hand drawn charts.
MgtGroupPersonal papers
TermVoyages and travels
Great Britain - Royal Navy - Studies
Great Britain - History, Naval - 19th century
Seafaring life
FindingAidsCopyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham. In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript Catalogue, 2 pp At the National Register of Archives, The National Archives, Kew: Typescript Catalogue, 2 pp Online: Catalogue available through the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue. Access to the old typescript catalogue was also made available online during the national Access to Archives (A2A) project in 2000-2004. This catalogue is now available through Discovery, hosted by The National Archives ( The version on our own Manuscripts Online Catalogue will be more up to date.
ReprodnNotePhotocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA502Divett; George Ross (fl 1860s); midshipmanfl 1860s
NA502Divett; George Ross (fl 1860s); midshipmanfl 1860s
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