Vue du Pont dNovember's item of the month is from our rare book collections: the account of a British naval surgeon's voyage to St Petersburg on board the Smyelyi, a 74 gun ship in the service of the Russian Imperial Navy.
Highlights include stories of life on board (you have to feel for the young officer who vomited at the dinner table), as well as general observations of Russian society and life in St Petersburg.
Read the full item of the month, including extracts, on the museum website.
Renée (Digital Resources Librarian)