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The Resource The epic voyages of Maud Berridge : the seafaring diaries of a Victorian lady, Sally Berridge

The epic voyages of Maud Berridge : the seafaring diaries of a Victorian lady, Sally Berridge

Label
The epic voyages of Maud Berridge : the seafaring diaries of a Victorian lady
Title
The epic voyages of Maud Berridge
Title remainder
the seafaring diaries of a Victorian lady
Statement of responsibility
Sally Berridge
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Maud Berridge (1845-1907) was the wife of a Master Mariner, and she travelled with him on at least five occasions (1869, 1880, 1882, 1883, 1886), sailing to Melbourne with emigrants and cargo. The first occasion was 1869 just after they were married, when Henry was Captain of the Walmer Castle, and they returned via New Zealand instead of travelling east and around Cape Horn. However, most of Henry and Maud's voyages were undertaken in the three-masted clipper Superb, sailing from Gravesend at the start of summer and leaving Melbourne for home at the end of the year (the southern summer, best for heading east with the trade winds and rounding Cape Horn). Record times taken from London to Melbourne under Captain Henry were 79 days (1878), 76 days (1881) and a final time of 74 days (1886). In 1880, Maud and Henry took their two sons (aged six and eight) with them. In 1883, they sailed on from Melbourne to Newcastle in New South Wales to take on a load of coal, then on through the Windward Isles to San Francisco (51 days). Here they stayed for two months exploring SF and surrounds, unloaded the coal and took on a load of wheat (in large bags) at Port Costa. They then sailed down the west coast of the Americas, around Cape Horn and on to Queenstown in County Cork (134 days). The whole voyage took 14 months. There are also some photographs of Henry, Maud and the crew taken in San Francisco, and a photo from the State Library of Victoria showing the Superb at dock in Melbourne. Maud wrote diaries of these voyages of which one in particular, that of the 1883 voyage, comprise some 50 000 words. The book will tell Maud's story through her own words and through a number of relevant contemporary documents and will paint a picture of the life of a captain's wife in the Victorian era as well as aspects of society in Britain, the US and Australia at the time. Her enthusiasm for new experiences shines through her writing
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10659643
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1845-1907
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berridge, Sally
Dewey number
941.08
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Berridge, Maud
  • Ship captains' spouses
  • Seafaring life
  • Seafaring life
  • Seafaring life
  • Voyages around the world
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the seafaring diaries of a Victorian lady
Label
The epic voyages of Maud Berridge : the seafaring diaries of a Victorian lady, Sally Berridge
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062211287
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 256 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781472956620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1032802914
Label
The epic voyages of Maud Berridge : the seafaring diaries of a Victorian lady, Sally Berridge
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062211287
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 256 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781472956620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1032802914

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