Hook, Charles

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In 1810, Robert Campbell, head of the Sydney merchant and shipping firm of Campbell and Co. was absent on a protracted visit to England and left Charles Hook in charge of the firm's interests in Australia. Hook, who was married to the sister of Robert Campbell's wife, was a recent arrival from India, where he had been a clerk and junior partner in the firm of Campbell's & Hook. His letter-book, kept between 14 May 1810 and 14 March 1815, contains a letter, dated 23 October 1810, reporting the discovery of Macquarie Island during the New South Wales sealing voyage (from Port Jackson [Sydney]), 1810 (leader Frederick Hasselburg).

From the guide to the Charles Hook collection, 1810-1815, (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge)

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creatorOf Charles Hook collection, 1810-1815 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Student Peace Union (U.S.). Records, 1959-1967. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
referencedIn Thomas J. Dodd Papers, undated, 1919-1971. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
creatorOf Student Peace Union (U.S.). Student Peace Union records, 1959-1967. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
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correspondedWith Dodd, Thomas J. (Thomas Joseph), 1907-1971 person
associatedWith New South Wales Sealing Voyage Macquarie Island 1810 corporateBody
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Active 1959

Active 1967


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