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Descriptive Summary
Administrative Information
Provenance
Access
Copyright Information
Preferred Citation
Biographical Notes
Scope and Content Note
Local Subject Headings
Description of Series

University of Sydney Library
Rare Books and Special Collections

Guide to the Victor Brisson and Harvey Bissell Collection, ca. 1927 - 1936

© University of Sydney Library 2007


Descriptive Summary

Collection Number: RB019
Title: Victor Brisson and Harvey Bissell Collection
Collection Dates: 1928 - 1936
Creator: Unknown
Languages Represented: English, French
Extent: 1 box
Repository: University of Sydney Library, Rare Books and Special Collections
Abstract: The Victor Brisson and Harvey Bissell Collection comprises logbooks of ships' voyages made in the South Pacific, the Americas and Australia from 1928 to 1936.

Administrative Information

Provenance

Unknown

Access

The Victor Brisson and Harvey Bissell Collection is available for research in the Rare Books and Special Collections reading room, Fisher Library.

Copyright Information

The status of copyright of materials described in this guide and other collections of papers in the custody of the University of Sydney Library is governed by copyright law in Australia. Special provisions, access conditions and restrictions apply governing the use of, photoduplication or publication of the items described. Readers should consult with Rare Books and Special Collections Library staff for further information concerning these conditions.

Preferred Citation

Victor Brisson and Harvey Bissell Collection, Rare Books and Special Collections, University of Sydney Library.

Biographical Notes

The Bissell family manufactured Bissell carpet sweepers.

Captain Victor Brisson was born in France and lived in Polynesia for over 20 years.

Scope and Content Note

The Victor Brisson and Harvey Bissell Collection comprises logbooks of voyages undertaken by Harvey Bissell and the Bissell family, Pasadena, USA, in the boats "Wanderlust", "Ariadne" and "Bissy Girl". The vessels were captained by Victor Brisson who compiled the logs. The voyages were made in the South Pacific, the Americas and Australia between 21 October 1928 and 4 July 1936.

Local Subject Headings

Bissell, Harvey Sutherland.

Logbooks.

Yachting.

Polynesia -- Description and travel.

Description of Series

Description of Series

Box Contents
1 Logbook of "Wanderlust", 21 October 1928 - 11 May 1929
   Manuscript, 1 volume
   Logbook is written in French
   "Wanderlust" was 53 gross tons and 84 feet long
1 Logbook of "Wanderlust", 12 May 1929 - 23 November 1929
   Manuscript, 1 volume
   Logbook is written in French
1 Logbook of "Wanderlust", 24 November 1929 - 21 July 1930
   Manuscript, 1 volume
   Logbook is written in English and French
1 Logbook of "Wanderlust", 20 December 1930 - 23 July 1931
   Manuscript, 1 volume
   Logbook is written in French
1 Logbook of "Wanderlust", 24 July 1931 - 31 January 1932
   Manuscript, 1 volume
   Logbook is written in French
1 Logbook of "Ariadne", 1 February 1932 - 2 August 1932
   Manuscript, 1 volume
   Logbook is written in French
   The "Ariadne" was a 147 foot schooner. During the year-long voyage the yacht visited islands in the South Pacific, Indonesia, Mauritius, Madagascar, South Africa, St Helena and the West Indies before returning to the United States.
1 Logbook of "Ariadne", 3 August 1932 - 17 November 1933
   Manuscript, 1 volume
   Logbook is written in French
1 Logbook of "Bissy Girl", 18 November 1933 - 7 September 1934
   Manuscript, 1 volume
   Logbook is written in French
1 Logbook of "Bissy Girl", 8 September 1934 - 15 January 1935
   Manuscript, 1 volume
   Logbook is written in French
1 Logbook of "Bissy Girl", 16 January 1935 - 5 July 1936
   Manuscript, 1 volume
   Logbook is written in French
1 Miscellaneous material, ca. 1927 - ca. 1933
   Manuscript fragments, telegrams and newspaper cuttings