Anson's voyage into the Great South Sea

F9458-005.jpgOctober's item of the month is a journal from our manucript collections, kept by Laurence Millechamp during his time in Commander Anson's squadron in the Pacific in 1740.Millechamp gives an account of the difficulties faced in the voyage (including death from scurvy), but also pays particular attention to the wildlife encountered on the voyage, which he illustrates with charming watercolours.
You can see more images and read extracts from Millechamp's journal on the item of the month webpage.
Renee (Digital Resources Librarian)