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Identifier: CC-OldLibrary-STAN1.8
Date: Undated
Name: Stanbury David
Attributed title: Old Salts Document detailing the story of Robert FitzRoy's hand picked crew for the Beagle and the difficulty of retaining a full complement of men. It includes an outline of the posts and duties of warrant officers — bosun, carpenter and his team, armourer or blacksmith etc together with details of the technical staff — cooper, sailmaker, ropemaker, cooks and stewards etc. and a small group of voluntary marines. It describes their daily routine on board and the conditions in which they worked, fed and slept.
Description: Christ's College, Cambridge
Document type: Note


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