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Reference to index of papers of Captain Benjamin Lane of Great Yarmouth, U.K.

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Lane, Benjamin (2010) Reference to index of papers of Captain Benjamin Lane of Great Yarmouth, U.K. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Capt. Benjamin Lane's notebook of lessons. The volume was prepared while Lane was a prisoner of war of the French and apparently occupied himself in studying and teaching other prisoners. It contains French grammar, exercises on Mr Porney's grammar, mathematical examples and problems, stocks and shares, chronoloqy, navigational problems (with diagrams and tables), book keeping with examples of business 'waste book', 'balancing journal' and ledger entries for 1807 and 1812-1813 based on supposed voyages and trade dealings. At the back of the volume is a rough pencil sketch of the 'privateer that chased Captain Lane'. Also entered on blank pages at the end of the volume is a copy of notes concerning Captain Benjamin Lane sent by James Arthur Lane to his daughter Mrs D A Lane, 20 June 1945 and notes by Lt. Col. D A Lane (descendant of James Christmas Lane, younger brother of Benjamin), 18 November 1945.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Tasmania, van diemens land, social history, history, colony, colonial, Australia, indexes, University of Tasmania, Library, private deposits, archives, Collections, catalogue, Special, index,
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Additional Information: University of Tasmania Library, Special and Rare Materials Collection - Private Deposit L.4
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2011 23:28
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2011 22:47
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/10859
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