Autograph manuscript diary (in the hand of Alan Broderick) of the journey of Edward Feild, the Bishop of Newfoundland of the Church of England, on the church ship Hawk. Includes lists of correspondents written to during the voyage and places visited. The ship sailed to various communities to conduct divine service and holy communion, often to very small audiences (exc. On Sunday July 2nd with an audience of 40, 25 of them children, at Red Bay).
Sunday, July 31st: After P.M. Service I went ashore to read & say prayers with H. T. Compton’s wife, who was unable to attend the services on board from having lately been confined. Was glad to find that her children knew their prayers tolerably well. Called at Mrs Masey’s as I returned to the Vessel. Explained that the books which had been deposited with them, viz. a copy of Biddulph’s sermons and a volume of Harte’s Lectures were to be given out for the use of the people, when they should meet together for the purpose of Divine service. Mosquitoes are troublesome.