1858, English, Unpublished edition: Letter of Midshipman William Otter written while serving aboard HMS Iris, Sydney, [manuscript]. Otter, William.

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Physical Description
  • 0.03 m. (1 packet)
Published
  • [1858]
Language
  • English

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Title
  • Letter of Midshipman William Otter written while serving aboard HMS Iris, Sydney, 1858 Sept. 7
Creator
  • Otter, William.
Published
  • [1858]
Medium
  • [manuscript].
Physical Description
  • 0.03 m. (1 packet)
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Time Period
  • 1858/​09/​07
Summary
  • MS Acc10.156 comprises the handwritten letter dated 7 September 1858 from Midshipman William Otter written while serving aboard HMS Iris in Sydney, to his father, Archdeacon Otter, in England. Otter describes the voyage with good details of cruising to various Pacific islands including Norfolk Island, Isle of Pines and Tanna for "reprisals against the natives", followed by his arrival in Sydney Harbour on 6 September 1858. Ten pages on two different types of notepaper with ink bleedthrough, reducing legibility (1 packet).
Biography
  • William Otter was a midshipman serving on British ship, HMS Iris, who undertook a voyage in the Pacific including Sydney in 1858. He was the son of Archdeacon Otter of Horsham, England.
Notes
  • Manuscript reference no.: MS Acc10.156.
Access Conditions
  • Available for research. Not for loan.
Terms of Use
  • Copying of William Otter's copyright material permitted for research purposes.
Language
  • English
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