p. 6: The Morgan sailed on her first voyage September 6, 1841, under command of Captain Norton, with twenty-six-year-old James C. Osborn, also of Edgartown, as second mate and keeper of a journal of the voyage. Osborn must have been literarily inclined for he took a library of over seventy volumes with him, including books on history, travel and memoirs as well as twenty-two volumes of Marryatt’s works.
Log 143 of the Morgan, 1841-1845, p. 184-85 (misbound in logbook), contains Osborn’s list laid out in double columns over two pages.
A List of Books that I have read on the Voyage.
1, vol. Goods’ Book of Nature The American Longer. 1 vol
1,=vol. Self Knowledg. Benjm Heen —- 1-vol
1.=vol. Morrels Voyage. Pelham Bulwer 2-vol
2 =vol. Madm De Lacy. Rolans History —- 3-vol
2 =vol. Quadroon. Napolians Anecdotes 1-vol
2 =vol. Pathfinder Bulwers Novels —- 12 vols
1 =vol Pilot. The Prince & Pedler —- 2 vols
1 =vol Reunza or the Last of the Trybunes.
1 =Vol Numid of Pompei Jack Adams —- 1 vol
1 =vol Book of Beauty. May you like it —- 1 vol
1 =vol Tracks on Disapation. Kings High way —- 2 vols
1 =vol Gray Ham’s Lectures The Young mans Guide 1 vol
1 =vol Husbands Duty to Wife.
1 =vol Ladyes Medical Guide.
1 =. Mad’m Tusades History of the French Revolution.
James C Osborn at Sea Jan 6th 1841
Edgartown is my native, 1843
1 =vol. Pamelia
2 –vol Meriam Coffin
1 =vol Ten Thousands a Year.
1 =vol Humphrey Clinker.
Journal of a Voyage to the Pacifick Ocean in the
Good Ship Chas. W. Morgan: Thomas A. Norton Master 1841
2 =vol Bracebridge Hall. 1842
1 =vol Travels in Egypt and Arabia Felix Arrived Jan 5th 1843
2 =vol Elizabeth de Bruce 1844
2 vol Bravo.
2 =vol Repealers
2 vol Steam Voyage Down the Danube.
1 =vol Memoirs of Dr. Edward Young.
1 =vol Health Adviser.
1 –vol Female Wanderer
1 –vol Female Horse Thief
1 –vol—Holdens Narritive
1 –vol—Rosamonds Narrative of the Roman Catholic Priests &c
2 –vol. Mercedes of Castile
22=vol=of Marryatts Works.