Collection MS 333 - Whaling log books of Walter Kinnes and David Esplin

Volume, 'Log Book of the SS Active 133 on a Voyage from Dundee to Hudson Bay & Straits commanded ...

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MS 333


Whaling log books of Walter Kinnes and David Esplin


  • 1902-1908 (Creation)

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0.12 linear metres

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The volumes were found in Lornty House, Blairgowrie owned by the Grimond Family. It is thought that the volumes were not Grimond possessions but possibly belonged to a tenant of Lornty, Captain Taylor who rented the house for a year or two c 1970.

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The volumes consist of four log books and one volume showing various lists kept by Walter Kinnes and David Esplin on board the SS Active during expeditions to Hudson Bay and Straits and also relates to Mica mining.


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Usually chronological within series.

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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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MS 333

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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