June21st 'What young lady, travelling for the first time on the continent, does not write a 'Diary'? …Forth steps from its case the morocco-bound diary, regularly ruled and paged, with its patent Bramah lock and key' Anna Brownell Jameson, Diary of an Ennuyée, 21 June 1836
June 22nd 'I did evydently receive the ague, and layd down.’ John Dee, The Private Diary of Dr, Dee, 22 June 1588
This month will be devoted to all things shipboard. First up is Alfred Foster Statham's late 1800s account of his apprenticeship on board the ship Eulomene on trade voyages including Liverpool to Calcutta, he was 15 at the time. His diaries are GDP 116 and are available to read at the archive.