Diary of occurrences on board the Atlas convict ship between 12 May and 7 November 1819, during which time the said ship was employed in transporting convicts from England to New South Wales by John Duke, Surgeon. (Sea victualling between 22 May and 30 October 1819). The bulk of the journal is in diary form, recording daily rotation of prisoners on deck, cleaning of prison, numbers on the sick list and casks of provisions opened, as well as other observations such as the weather and ship's position. From folio 18 individual cases are recorded and at folios 23 to 25 are general remarks and the journal ends. (Described at item level).