William Wales - Journal on the Resolution, 21 June 1772-17 Oct. 1774

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William Wales - Journal on the Resolution, 21 June 1772-17 Oct. 1774

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William Wales - Journal on the Resolution, 21 June 1772-17 Oct. 1774

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William Wales - Journal on the Resolution, 21 June 1772-17 Oct. 1774

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William Wales - Journal on the Resolution, 21 June 1772-17 Oct. 1774

Date

1772-1774

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Safe 1/84

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nGm4lbbY
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0.04 metres of textual material (1 volume in box map in folder) - manuscript

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

Wales' manuscript combines the form of a log and a journal. To a record of the ship's course, wind and weather (some copied from the ship's log) he adds his own detailed and lively account of life on board and ashore. He describes the scenery and people of New Zealand, Easter Island, Tonga, Tahiti and the Society Islands, New Caledonia and Norfolk...

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William Wales - Journal on the Resolution, 21 June 1772-17 Oct. 1774

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NOTES

General note

Extracts from the journal can be found in 'The Journals of Captain James Cook on His Voyages of Discovery', edited by J.C. Beaglehole, 1961, vol.2.
Item 1170 in 'Bibliography of Captain James Cook' edited by M.K. Beddie, 2nd ed 1970.

Photocopy - CY Safe 1/84 (xerox copyflo on open access).

Microfilm available at MAV/FM4/1730

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Source

Acquired from Museum Book Store in 1923

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Dare to know : the art and science of Pacific voyages

Finding Antarctica

Administrative / Biographical history

William Wales (1734?-1798), astronomer, observed the transit of Venus in Hudson's Bay in 1769-1770. With William Bayly, he was appointed by the Board of Longitude to take and compare observations during James Cook's second voyage, and to take charge of the time-pieces on the two ships and carry out tests of their accuracy and usefulness in ascertai...

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