Collection inventory

Finding Aids

William Manson Ship's Logs

An description of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: [Summit record]
Date: 2001-01-01

Revision history:
3 Nov 2008 converted to EAD (MRC)

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Manson, William.
Title: William Manson Ship's Logs
Dates: 1773, 1784
Quantity: 2 volumes (SC)
Abstract: Logs kept by Captain William Manson, of the Simon Taylor, an English ship in the Caribbean, and the Arundel, sailing from Philadelphia to Spain and Russia.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

William Manson was an 18th century ship's captain.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The William Manson Ship's Logs consists of two volumes. Volume 1 is the log from the Arundel, an English ship. Volume 2 is the log for the Simon Taylor, also an English ship. Both were commanded on their respective voyages by Captain William Manson.

Arrangement of the Collection

Alphabetical by ship's name.


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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has several other 18th and 19th century ship's logs. Please search the Classic Catalog , for "ship's logs" for a complete listing.

Subject Headings


Manson, William.

Corporate Bodies

Arundel (Ship)
Simon Taylor (Ship)


Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 19th century.

Genres and Forms

Ships' logs.


Ship captains.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

William Manson Ship's Logs,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1964.

Table of Contents

Ship's logs


Ship's logs
SC 251, Folder 1 Arundel 1773 - sailing from Philadelphia to Spain and Russia
SC 251, Folder 2 Simon Taylor 1784 - sailing from Port of Shields towards Plantain Garden in Jamaica, British West Indies