Phillip, Arthur, 1738-1814

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British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000243.0x00022c

Arthur Phillip was born in London, educated at Greenwich, and at the age of seven joined the Royal Navy as an apprentice. He rose steadily in the service, attaining the rank of Captain. in 1786, he was assigned the duty of forming a convict settlement in Australia. His fleet arrived in Botany Bay in 1788, and in four years he had established a colony in what is now Sydney. Modern Australian historians describe him as the founder of New South Wales or of Australia.

From the description of A. Phillip letter to R.C. Griffith, 1793 June 12. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 69937100

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referencedIn Mackaness, George, 1882-1968. Admiral Arthur Phillip [manuscript] : founder of New South Wales, 1738-1814, 1936. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Bradley, William. S. end of Norfolk Island ; Norfolk Island / W. Bradley delin. 1788 ; W. Harrison & J. Reid sc. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Great Britain. Admiralty. Commission appointing Captain Arthur Phillip Admiral of the Blue Squadron [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Vol. CLXII (ff. 849). 10 Oct. 1791-5 Dec. 1792.includes:ff. 1, 233, 240, 259, 268 London; Customs: Produce of office of Collector Inwards: 1772-1808. f. 3 William Pitt, Prime Minister: Correspondence with the 1st Earl of Liverpool: 1784-1801. ff. 3... British Library
creatorOf Hunter, John, 1737-1821. Letters. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Phillip, Arthur, 1738-1814. Commission appointing Capt. Arthur Phillip, captain of His Majesty's ship "Ariadne", 30th Nov. 1781. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Phillip, Arthur, 1738-1814. A. Phillip letter to R.C. Griffith, 1793 June 12. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Great Britain. Admiralty. Commission appointing Arthur Phillip Captain of H.M.S. Arradne [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Johnson, William Sir, 1862-1932. Papers. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Phillip, Arthur, 1738-1814. Letters and will [microform]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Watts, S. R. Letter [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Vol. XL (ff. 372). 1 Apr. 1793-15 Aug. 1794.includes:f. 1 Joseph de Boffe, bookseller: Letters to the lst Earl of Liverpool, etc.: 1788, 1793. ff. 3, 13, 16, 79, 85, 131, 233-371 passim George Chalmers, Scottish antiquary: Correspondence with the l... British Library
creatorOf Phillip, Arthur, 1738-1814. Letter [manuscript] : to Lord Sydney. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Vol. CCI (ff. 251). 23 Aug. 1786-26 Dec. 1787.Trade and Plantations; Board of Commissioners for: Minutes: 1784-1794.Trade and Commerce: Minutes of Committee of Trade: 1784-1794.Fisheries: Minutes of Committee of Trade cone. Newfoundland, Greenland, a... British Library
creatorOf [Collection of papers relating to Arthur Phillip] [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Hunter, John, 1737-1821. Plan of Port Jackson New South Wales : Lat. 33° 50' S. Long. 151°.25' E. Variation of the compass 7°.54' E. 1788 / by Capt John Hunter. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Governor Phillip. Libraries Australia
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associatedWith Ariadne (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith Bradley, William. person
associatedWith Great Britain. Admiralty. corporateBody
correspondedWith Great Britain. Royal Navy corporateBody
associatedWith Griffith, R. C., person
correspondedWith Hunter, John, 1737-1821. person
associatedWith Johnson, William Sir, 1862-1932. person
associatedWith Mackaness, George, 1882-1968. person
associatedWith Nelson, Horatio Nelson Viscount, 1758-1805. person
associatedWith Sydney, Thomas Townshend, Viscount, 1733-1800 person
associatedWith Watts, S. R. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Great Britain
Newfoundland, Canada
Canso, Nova Scolia
Jamaica, Central America
San Domingo, the Carribean
River Gambia, West Africa
Netherlands, Europe
St Lucia, the Carribean
Australia--New South Wales
Australia--New South Wales
Dartmouth, Devon
New Brunswick, North America
Port Jackson (N.S.W.)
San Domingo, the Carribean
New South Wales, Australia
Podolia, Russia
Turkey, Asia Minor
Newfoundland, Canada
Ireland, Europe
Quebec, Province of, Canada
Dominica, the W. Indies
West Indies, America
Scotland, United Kingdom
West Indies, America
Martinique, the W. Indies
Dunkirk, France
New South Wales
United States of America
Bahama Islands, the Carribean
Guadeloupe, Mexico
Parramatta, New South Wales
Greenland, Denmark
St. Vincent, West Indies
Liverpool, Lancashire
Ukraine, Europe
Nova Scotia, North America
Norfolk Island, Pacific Ocean
Sydney, Australia
Newfoundland, Canada
United States of America
Bermuda Islands, North Atlantic Ocean
Nile, Battle of the, Egypt, 1798
Voyages and travels
First Fleet, 1787-1788


Birth 1738-10-11

Death 1814-08-31





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