Diary kept by George Alfred Luffman as a passenger on board the ROYAL CHARTER, 1856.

Leather bound notebook containing a diary kept by George Alfred Luffman, 1 October to 9 December 1856. It describes events during a voyage from Liverpool to Melbourne on the steam clipper ROYAL CHARTER (1855), owned by The Liverpool and Australian Navigation Co. Luffman witnessed an accident as a capstan raised the anchor at the start of the voyage and this relates to a newspaper cutting glued in the notebook. Two loose carte-de-visite photographs showing studio portraits of Luffman and his wife are also included. The photographer was Paterson, 8 Bourke Street East, Melbourne.

Object Details

ID: JOD/272
Type: Manuscript
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Luffman, George Alfred
Date made: 1856-10-1 - 1856-12-09; 1856
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: 1 volume and 2 loose photographs
Parts: Journals and Diaries (Manuscript)

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