Log, 1804-1805, of the China Packet


Date: 1804-1805 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, ca. 280 p.


This volume is from the voyage of the China Packet from Philadelphia to Canton, China, and return. The concluding statement reads: "One hundred & thirty days from Maccoa out of which time we had 30 Calm days, the longest passage I Ever had from China. With this Journal I have done and glad Am I."

Background note

John Rosseter was a ship captain.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, ca. 280 p.


Received and accessioned, 1900 (1900 3342).

Early American History Note

This bound volume contains the log for the ship China Packet during its voyage from Philadelphia to China and back to Philadelphia in 1804-1805. The content is primarily meteorological.

Indexing Terms


  • Logbooks.
  • Meteorological Data
  • Scientific Data
  • Travel Narratives and Journals


  • International Trade.
  • International Travel
  • Voyages and travels.