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Francis Godolphin Bond Research for RAMM: Archives Holding Relevant Original Documents.

Place Document Reference Number Notes
UK      
NRO, National Archives, Kew.

Ordered and received

William Bligh’s Log of the Providence, 10 Mar 1791- 15 Sep 1792*

ADM 55/152 Available to download: £3.30

 

Ordered and received William Bligh: Supplement   to the above 15 Sep 1792 to 9 Sep 1793* ADM 155/153 Available to download: £3.30

 

Not yet available to download. Extracts from

Bligh, ADM 55/152

MP1 69-75 Maps bound together. (MP1/69 is a map of Matavai Bay, Tahiti)
George Tobin’s Log of the Providence

22 June 1791- 23 Dec 1791*

ADM 55/94 Available to download: £3.30

Lt. Tobin was a relation of Nelson’s and did well after Providence while the others struggled.

See Mackaness 1949, p. 31

** Also Tobin’s journal and sketches in Sydney, see below George Tobin

Log of George Tobin   23 Dec 1791- 2 Aug 1793*

ADM 55/95

 

Available to download: £3.30

 

Nathaniel Portlock

Journal of the Assistant

23 April 1791 to 23 Jan 1793*

ADM 55/7

 

Available to download: £3.30

 

Nathaniel Portlock

Journal of the Assistant

19 May 1791 to 5 Mar 1793*

ADM 55/6

 

Available to download: £3.30

 

Ordered and received Francis Godolphin Bond’s Log of the Providence

16 April 1791 to July 27 1793* (see below: RGS has log Feb to October 1792)

ADM 55/96

 

Available to download: £3.30

 

Matthew Flinder’s Log of the Providence Nov 1792 to Feb 1793* ADM 55/98 Available to download: £3.30

 

Royal Geographical Society, Kensington London

Not yet available online.

Francis Godolphin Bond, Log of Providence Feb 1792 to Oct 1792 JMS/13/1 £10 daily charge
NMM, Caird Library, Royal Museums Greenwich

 

Letters from Wm Bligh to Francis Bond, and other papers related to the Providence

 

MS 58/033

BND 1

BND/2

BND/3

Transcribed by Mackaness, ‘Fresh Light on Bligh, being ‘Some Correspondence between Captain William Bligh R.N. and Lieutenant Francis Bond, R.N.’ 1953

(Visit made on 26/10/15

NMM library will be reducing its hours on 2 Nov 2015)

 

Australia
Canberra, National Library of Australia Wm Bligh Letters to Frances Godolphin Bond 1776-1811

 

NLA MS 62

 

Archon code 635

NK 34, 4237

 

Transcribed by George Mackaness,‘Some Correspondence between Captain William Bligh R.N. and John and Francis Bond’, Sydney 1949.

 

New South Wales State Library, Mitchell Library, Macquarie Street, Sydney Wm Bligh, Log of HMS Providence 1791-1793 NRA 25523 Bligh Aka S1/34, 37, 43-48; A 564, DOC 556, PXA 565
George Tobin: Series 01: Journal and sketches on HMS Providence, 1791-1793, with additional material to 1831 A 562

 

Safe 1 / 406 (A 562)

 

 

 

These images are available online, see below***

The volume of sketches which accompanies this journal is located at SAFE/PXA 563

 

  George Tobin: Series 02: Sketches on H.M.S. Providence; including some sketches from later voyages on Thetis and Princess Charlotte, 1791-1811 / by George Tobin SAFE / PXA 563

 

Transferred from A 563
 

* A transcript of George Tobin’s Log of the Providence, 22 June 1791 – 23 December 1793. ML A562, CY 1421. Courtesy of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

** Tobin’s illustrated journal Series 02. Courtesy of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

*** Tobin’s illustrated journal Series 01. Courtesy of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales