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James Cook correspondence, 18 December 1764 - 11 July 1776, and papers, 8 December 1759 - 10 March 1779

Call numbers

SAFE/DLMS 92 , SAFE/DLMSQ 140 , SAFE/DLMSQ 141 , SAFE/DLMSQ 143

Record identifier

Y0KDRWD1

James Cook correspondence, 18 December 1764 - 11 July 1776, and papers, 8 December 1759 - 10 March 1779

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James Cook correspondence, 18 December 1764 - 11 July 1776, and papers, 8 December 1759 - 10 March 1779

Full title

James Cook correspondence, 18 December 1764 - 11 July 1776, and papers, 8 December 1759 - 10 March 1779

Author / Creator

Date

1759-1779

Call Numbers

SAFE/DLMS 92 , SAFE/DLMSQ 140 , SAFE/DLMSQ 141 , SAFE/DLMSQ 143

Record Identifier

Y0KDRWD1
Physical Description

Contents

0.04 metres of textual material (1 volume and 2 portfolios) - manuscript, typescript

Other Descriptions

Level of description

Fonds

Arrangement

Primarily comprises correspondence between Cook and the Commisioners of Victualling and the Navy, with copies of instructions etc., possibly leaves torn from the Grenville's letterbook. Arranged and described chronologically.¶ ¶All, except two letters in portfolios (DLMS 92 and DLMSQ 141), are in one volume (DLMSQ 140) arranged in the Library contents list created and inserted in 1968. Twenty items are in Cook's hand, others with his signature. Some items have notes in ink and pencil added by other hands which in several cases identify the item as being in Cook's hand. Correspondents include the Commissioners of Victualling, the Navy Office, Admiralty Office, Capt. John Walker of Whitby, Capt. William Hammond of Hull, Rev. Dr Kaye and Capt. Hugh Debbieg. The greater part of the correspondence concerns the preparation of Cooks ships, especially the victualling and fitting out for his voyages. Two of Cook's letters to Walker are accounts of his first and second voyages. The letter to Kaye refers to Cook's imminent departure on his third voyage and his letter to Capt. Hammond concerns the seaworthiness of the Resolution. Papers comprise various certificates, orders and instructions, a bill of exchange and a pass.

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Issue Copy

xerox copies made from microfilm.

73 (DLMSQ 140).

Partly Digitised : SAFE/DLMS 92

Finding aids

Contents list available in the Mitchell Library Reading Room -

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

SERIES 01
James Cook correspondence, 18 December 1764 - 11 July 1776

SERIES 02
James Cook papers, 8 December 1759 - 10 March 1779

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Full title

James Cook correspondence, 18 December 1764 - 11 July 1776, and papers, 8 December 1759 - 10 March 1779

NOTES

General note

Transferred from DLSPENCER 178, DLSPENCER 182, DLSPENCER 183, DLSPENCER 185, DLSPENCER 289, DLSPENCER 294, DLSPENCER 492

Microfilm available at CY 223, frames 74 - 78 (DLMS 92).

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

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Administrative / Biographical history

James Cook (1728-1779), navigator and explorer circumnavigated New Zealand and charted its coast in 1770 before discovering and charting the east coast of Australia. On his second major voyage between 1772 and 1775 he circumnavigated the world in the Resolution, exploring New Zealand, the Pacific and Antarctica before returning to England. On his...

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PRIMARY IDENTIFIERS

Call Numbers

SAFE/DLMS 92 , SAFE/DLMSQ 140 , SAFE/DLMSQ 141 , SAFE/DLMSQ 143

Record Identifier

Y0KDRWD1

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Reference code

457635

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