Collection L4 - Lane Papers

Captain Benjamin Lane's notebook of lessons View of the brig 'Harriot' Index to L4

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Lane Papers


  • 1806-1945 (Creation)

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3 items

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Captain Benjamin Lane of Great Yarmouth, U.K., was captain of the brig 'Harriot'. In 1806 the 'Harriot' was captured by the French near Calais and Captain Lane taken prisoner. Later he returned to Yarmouth but died at sea in February 1828 while on a voyage to Valparaiso in Chile.

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Gift from Mr B D Lane 1974

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Collection consists of leather bound octavo note book prepared while Lane was a prisoner of war of the French also a watercolour sketch of the brig Harriot and some notes on Lane.

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Available for reference

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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HE May 2018




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