Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the John Duff Markland diary, 1803-1805 MS 220



creator Markland, John Duff
Title: John Duff Markland diary
Dates: 1803-1805
Abstract: The diary kept by First Lieutenant John Duff Markland includes an itinerary of the voyage of the HMS Albion in the East Indies 1803-1805, and several pages of poetry, but is primarily a series of sketches of ships, shore views, many in color, including drawings of flowers.
Identification: MS 220
Quantity: 0.1 Linear Feet(1 diary)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Sketch

John Duff Markland was born September 14, 1780, at Leeds and entered the royal Navy in1795. In 1803-1805, the time of the diary, he was First Lieutenant on the 74 gun HMS Albion in the East Indies. Following a series of commands during the Napoleonic Wars, he retired in 1833 and was subsequently promoted to Rear Admiral.


Scope and Contents

Diary is a bound volume with loose boards, 67 leaves of sketches, watercolors and poetry. The diary includes an itinerary of the voyage of the HMS Albion in the East Indies 1803-1805, and several pages of poetry, but is primarily a series of sketches of ships, shore views, many in color, including drawings of flowers.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the John Duff Markland Diary must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Index Terms

diaries
Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Duff Markland Diary, 1803-1805, MS 220, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

Purchased from North (dealer) in 1954, with funds donated by Friends of Fondren


Detailed Description of the Collection

item
1 Series I: Diary
Markland Diary 1803-1805