August's item of the month is the 'journal of cruise of H.M. Ship Maender' (HTN/69) kept by Captain Henry Keppel and beautifully illustrated by Oswald Brierly. The journal documents a voyage throughout the southern hemisphere undertaken between 1847 and 1851.If you would like to learn more about Keppel and Brierly they both have entries in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography which can be consulted at the National Maritime Museum.Richard (Assistant Archivist)