Journal kept by surgeon William Guthrie Borland serving aboard HMS DOROTHEA under the command of Captain Buchan and narrative titled Through Sketches of my life.

Journal kept on the DOROTHEA, 1818, by surgeon William Guthrie Borland, dated 1818 during the Spitzbergen expedition, with an account by Borland of his time at sea. Commissioned 15 January 1818 for the expedition one of the first wounded was William Borland, who was shot in the leg, DOROTHEA arrived back to Deptford in October 1818, under command of Captain Buchan. May include possible reference to meeting Beothuk people and a polar bear attack.
Includes a handwritten narrative by Borland entitled 'Through Sketches of my Sea Life', 1814 - 1837.

Object Details

ID: JOD/288
Type: Manuscript
Display location: Not on display
Date made: 1814 -1837; 1816 -1818 1818-01-01 - ? 1818-01-15- ?
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: 1 folder
Parts: Journals and Diaries (Manuscript)

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