James Burney - Journal on HMS Discovery, 10 Feb. 1776 - 24 Aug. 1779

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James Burney - Journal on HMS Discovery, 10 Feb. 1776 - 24 Aug. 1779

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Safe 1/64 , Safe 1/79

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YRlZvVdn

James Burney - Journal on HMS Discovery, 10 Feb. 1776 - 24 Aug. 1779

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James Burney - Journal on HMS Discovery, 10 Feb. 1776 - 24 Aug. 1779

Full title

James Burney - Journal on HMS Discovery, 10 Feb. 1776 - 24 Aug. 1779

Date

1776-1779

Call Numbers

Safe 1/64 , Safe 1/79

Record Identifier

YRlZvVdn
Physical Description

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0.02 metres of textual material (2 volumes) - manuscript

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

Burney's account begins on 10 February when the Resolution and Discovery were commissioned for the voyage. He describes the ship's progress, commenting especially on the customs of the native people encountered. The journal ends on 24 August 1779 when the ships were in the harbour of St Peter and Paul, Kamchatka.

The journal includes 2 wat...

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James Burney - Journal on HMS Discovery, 10 Feb. 1776 - 24 Aug. 1779

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NOTES

General note

This journal is a copy made by Burney, probably from his journal which is held in the British Library (BM Add. MS 8955; a microfilm copy is held in the Mitchell Library at M 1565). The title page of the second volume is signed 'Jas. Burney / Latona', suggesting that he may have made the copy while in temporary command of the frigate 'Latona' in 178...

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Volumes 1-3 acquired through the NSW Agent General in London in 1922
Voume 4 acquired from Dymock Bookseller, Sydney, in 1921.

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Nelson Meers Foundation Heritage Collection

Administrative / Biographical history

James Burney (1750-1821), was the son of composer Charles Burney, and brother of novelist Fanny Burney and the Rev. Charles Burney. He entered the navy in 1764 and sailed with Captain James Cook on his second and third voyages. On the third voyage he was first lieutenant on the Discovery, tranferring to the Resolution on 25 August 1779. He became a...

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Safe 1/64 , Safe 1/79

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YRlZvVdn

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447299

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