Some of the marginal summaries printed in the Hakluyt Society’s edition of Henry Hudson the Navigator, covering his voyages in search of the Northwest Passage during the years 1607, 1608, and 1609-10.
The inclination of the needle.
The Mount of Gods Mercie.
To loofe is to keep close to the wind: roomer, cont[rary].
Land not covered with snow.
Land not farre off.
Greenland or Newland discovered.
The shroudes and sayles frozen.
A blacke and open sea.
From hence it seemeth is taken out of Hen. Hudsons owne notes.
Blue and greene seas.
Sick of beares flesh unsalted.
Greene sea freest of ice, and the blue sea icie.
Heat beyond 80 degrees.
Sunne 10 degrees 40 minutes high, about midnight.
Abundance of seales.
No passage that way.
They goe ashore.
His purpose altered.
Nova Zemblya pleasant to the eye.
Cause of much ice in those seas, which make no navigable passage.
Willoughbies land a conceit of cardmakers: it seeming to be no other than Newland or Greenland.
No night in ten weekes.
Their first sight of stars: for further north they had continuall sunlight.
A strange current out of the southwest.
Foggie and thick weather.
Land being low, white and sandie.
Sixe savages come aboard them.
They spoyle houses of the salvages.
They goe on land near Cape Cod.
The norther land is full of shoalds.
Colman slaine and two more hurt.
Very loving people.
Okes, walnut trees, chestnut trees, ewe trees, cedar trees, etc.
A pleasant place to build a towne on.
Treacherie of these savages.
A skirmish and slaughter of the savages.
A mightie growne sea.
A great and whurling sea.
A mayne of ice.
An hot bath.
Iland of ice overturneth.
Danger by ice.
A dangerous rocke.
Sea of two colours.
November the tenth frozen in.
John Williams dyeth.
Their hard wintring.
Wilson and Green, their wickednesse.
The carpenter spared.
They bind the master.
The names of the company exposed in the shallop.
Last sight of the shallop.
The wicked flee where none pursueth.
Savages manner of fowling.
Treacherie just to unjust traytors.
Wicked and wretched end of wretched wicked men.
Miserie pursueth the rest.
Robert Juets death.