A Remarkable Archive Of Naval Diaries, Kept By Capt
A REMARKABLE ARCHIVE OF NAVAL DIARIES, KEPT BY CAPTAIN GEORGE JAMES TOMLIN R.N. BETWEEN 1861 AND 1905
comprising forty-six volumes of 150+ pages each in mixed bindings, the covers with sequentially-numbered labels and periods spanned, and with long descriptive passages including voyages to the Pacific West Coast in 1862 and 1867; Honolulu; Tahiti; the Society Islands and Pitcairn Island amongst numerous others; together with a cabinet photograph of Tomlin; his mahogany writing slope; bicorn hat and a three-draw leather-covered telescope by Gregory & Co Ltd, London
Captain George James Tomlin (1837 - 1906); seldom is a complete run of diaries spanning a whole naval career seen, covering the period from sail to steam when the Victorian navy’s supremacy remained unchallenged throughout the world.