The main story of the first crossing is that sir john gladstone employed theophilus richmond a twenty five year old medical doctor surgeon on board the ship hesperus in 1837 1838 to transport 150 indentured indians to substitute for the loss of enslaved labourers in british guiana pp xvi xvii. The first crossing being the diary of theophilus richmond ships surgeon aboard the hesperus 1837 8 is the published version of journal of a voyage to the mauritius calcutta and demerara in 1837 8 by theophilus pellat richmond surgeon on the hesperus which along with the whitby carried the first batches of indian indentured . I the first crossing being the diary of theophilus richmond. The first crossing the diary of british surgeon theophilus richmond who sailed on the first ship hesperus that brought indentured labourers from calcutta india to georgetown was launched last . Theophilus richmond is the author of the first crossing 00 avg rating 0 ratings 0 reviews the first crossing being the diary of theophilus richmond ships surgeon aboard the hesperus 1837 8 000 avg rating 0 ratings
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