Saturday, 17 April 2010

Gravesend to Vancouver Island, 1858-9

Now available on the Internet Archive at http://www.archive.org/details/TheEmigrantSoldiersGazetteAndCapeHornChronicle. the Emigrant Soldiers Gazette and Cape Horn Chronicle was a weekly news-sheet published aboard the Thames City on a six month voyage of a detachment of Royal Engineers from Gravesend to Vancouver Island.

It contains a log of the ship position and chronicle of events aboard, but mostly articles and humourous (for the times) items to divert readers from the monotony of their close quarters.

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