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Logbook; Francis Allyn (Schooner), 1891-1893
Logbook, including inventory of elephant seals taken and oil onboard, 1891-1893, detailing seal and elephant seal hunting voyage to South Atlantic islands. Frequently mentions Captain Fuller's boy, ie playing with dog, fishing, hunting, etc. Contains description of Tristan da Cunha and its people, alteration of the captain's captain, diner with officers on board a French Man-of-War, temperature and barometric pressure. Final catch for voyage totaled 101 casks and 23 barrels of oil in addition to seal and penguin skins.