Collection RS82 - Log book of schooner 'Malcolm'

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Log book of schooner 'Malcolm'


  • 1882 (Creation)

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1 folio volume

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Walter Dinthorn Langworthy, master mariner and captain of the 182 ton schooner "Malcolm". Married Mary Leah Lyons 26 September 1859 and had four sons, Leslie William Saul, Arnol Augustus, Chester Thomas Percival and John Walter Langworthy. He died of heart disease on 5 August 1904 at his residence in Melville Street, Hobart. He owned numerous houses and allotments around Hobart in Melville Street, Argyle Street, Paternoster Row and Elizabeth Street.

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Presented to the Royal Society of Tasmania by Mr. P. Langworthy

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Log book of schooner 'Malcolm', master Walter Langworthy. An official printed form Board of Trade log book, but it contains no entries except a list of crew and a report of the death of the First Mate, James Roper, from a fall at Port Jackson.

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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

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Newspaper article concerning the death of James Roper.

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