The Eastern seas : being a narrative of the voyage of H.M.S. "Dwarf" in China, Japan and Formosa. With a description of the coast of Russian Tartary and Eastern Siberia, from the Corea to the river Amur.

Author: Bax, Bonham Ward, 1837-1877
Responsibility: By Captain B.W. Bax.
Place: London
Publisher: J. Murray
Date Published: 1875
Description: x, 287p. : ill., fold. map ; 20 cm.
Call Number: rg 951 T a
Subject: Bax, Bonham Ward, 1837-1877--Travel--East Asia
Dwarf (Steamship)
East Asia--Description and travel
Japan--Description and travel
China--Description and travel
Taiwan--Description and travel
Russia, Eastern--Description and travel
Nagasaki (Japan)--Description and travel
East Asia--Social life and customs--19th century
Japan--Social life and customs--19th century
China--Social life and customs--19th century
Taiwan--Social life and customs--19th century
Russia, Eastern--Social life and customs--19th century
Nagasaki (Japan)--Social life and customs--19th century
Great Britain. Royal Navy--Officers--Biography
Travellers--East Asia--Biography
Travellers--Russia, Eastern--Biography
Travellers' writings, English
Subject Refs: Travelers writings, English
Biography: "St Mary & All Saints, Plymstock: [memorial stone for] Bonham Ward BAX: Bonham Ward Bax was born in January 1837. He joined Her Majesty's Service at a young age and in 1858 was named a lieutenant in the navy. Promoted to commander in 1867, Bax was given command of the British gun vessel Dwarf at Hong Kong in mid-1871. The Dwarf sailed throughout East Asian waters, visiting Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea and Russia during its three and a half year tour of duty. While commander of the Dwarf, Bax visited Nagasaki on three different occasions. The first, to take on coal for a voyage to Russia, lasted only a week in July 1873. The second lasted three months from February to May 1874, when the Dwarf was called in from Shanghai to protect foreign residents of Nagasaki during the Saga Rebellion. During this visit Bax helped inaugurate the first Seamen's Home in Nagasaki. His final visit was ... later the same year. This came on the heels of a devastating typhoon, which had struck Nagasaki. Upon r