Guide to the John Duff Markland diary, 1803-1805 MS 220
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.
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.
This material is open for research.
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Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.
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Permission to publish material from the John Duff Markland Diary must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.
John Duff Markland Diary, 1803-1805, MS 220, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
Purchased from North (dealer) in 1954, with funds donated by Friends of Fondren
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