RE: [Peterhead] William Penny
- Hi Malcolm,
You probably know that the Peterhead site has a list of whaling returns (season's catch)
from 1788 - 1852, showing each ship and Master for each year.
I don't know where you live, but your local library should be able to send for any microfilm
of any newspaper you want to see. (I have done this in Glasgow, and Buckinghamshire.)
They send for them from the Colindale Newspaper Library in N. London, which is quite an
experience to visit personally, but they do make a charge and you have to go to the library
premises to view it. However, each film has several years on each reel, so it's worth
doing. The best newspapers would be the Peterhead Sentinel and the Aberdeen Herald,
but if you are looking for info on your Dundee whalers then try the Dundee Advertiser.
Yes, I have seen the 'Leopard' article. I think the magazine is still being published ....
any 'listener' in Peterhead will confirm ??
Cheers, Liz Tregonning
From: malcolm.simpson [SMTP:malcolm.simpson@...]
Sent: 23 May 2000 19:39
Subject: [Peterhead] William Penny
To Liz Tregonning
Have been shut down and am now rejoined with new e-mail address.
Thanks for last message regarding PRO, Kew -- can't see me getting there.
Where did you read old newspapers regarding return of whalers? I know Arbuthnot library has old Peterhead Sentinels on film but can't see me getting there either.
I remember reading quite a long article on William Penny in the Aberdeen magazine "Leopard" sometime in the mid eighties.Don't know if that info. is any use to you or if the "Leopard" is still published.
Regards, Malcolm Simpson
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