The Arctic Whaling Journals of William Scoresby the Younger (1789-1857) Volume II

The Voyages of 1814, 1815 and 1816
Editor(s): 
Jackson, Ian
ISBN: 
9780904180923
Date published: 
January 2009
Hardback
Price: 
£50.00
Pages: 
346

This second volume of William Scoresby's journals contains the unpublished accounts of his three voyages in the Esk in 1814-16. These lengthy journals combine scientific records and social and religious comment as well as detailed descriptions of navigation and whaling, and exemplify the dangers and dramas inherent in sailing to the edge of the Arctic ice. In addition to the journals and the editor's introduction, this volume also contains a unique 'second view' of the 1814 voyage: the journal kept by a young supernumerary, Charles Steward, and an appendix by George Huxtable, FRIN, on Scoresby's navigation methods.