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124 The only known exception is the autobiography by Joseph Emin (1726–1809), an Armenian resident of India who journeyed from Calcutta to London as a sailor. Emin’s background and outlook make him somewhat atypical. He sometimes referred to himself as a ‘lascar’ but also made a conscious effort to distinguish himself from other sailors recruited in Indian ports. 125 The East India Company’s voluminous records have provided historians studying lascars employed aboard British ships with a wealth of information on lascars, but much of the existing scholarship has relied on files produced in London.
99 Christopher M. Bell and Bruce A. Elleman, ‘Introduction’, in Christopher M. Bell and Bruce A. Elleman (eds), Naval Mutinies of the Twentieth Century: An International Perspective (London, 2003), p. 3. 100 Hathaway, Rebellion, Repression, Reinvention, p. xi. g. Lorenzo J. Greene, ‘Mutiny on the Slave Ships’, Phylon, 5:4 (1944), pp. 346–54; Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, ‘“Those Lads Contrived a Plan”: Attempts at Mutiny on Australia-Bound Convict Vessels’, International Review of Social History, 58 (2013), Supplement, pp.
28 Lascars and Indian Ocean Seafaring, 1780–1860 to seafaring in the Indian Ocean. Thomas Roebuck wrote a naval dictionary and phrasebook to help European officers communicate with their lascar subordinates. 172 Many different visual representations of lascars have come to light in recent years. 174 Pictures of lascars from the age of sail are much less common. 175 Painters such as William Wyllie, Robert Temple and John Thomas James also turned their attention to lascars from time to time. 176 Contemporary newspapers provide a useful supplement to official records.
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