Records relating to British maritime activities in northwestern North America [manuscript], 1770-1870.


Great Britain. Admiralty. Records relating to British maritime activities in northwestern North America [manuscript], 1770-1870.

Records relating to British maritime activities in northwestern North America [manuscript], 1770-1870.

Photocopies and microfilm of letters, reports, and other documents in the Public Record Office, London, England, relating to British voyages and other maritime activities in northwestern North America, primarily in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Includes materials relating to: George Vancouver, Archibald Menzies, William Gooch, Richard Hergest, William Bligh, Philip Stephens, James Cook, Charles Clerke, Frederick Hickey, William Black, George Francis Seymour, Geoffrey Phipps Hornby, Henry W. Bruce, R. L. Baynes, Thomas Maitland, John Kingcome, John Wallace Sunderland Spencer, Joseph Denman, G. F. Hastings, A. Farquar, J. W. Scott, T. Heddington, Peter Puget, J. Johnstone, J. Sheriff, Thomas Manby, Lionel Hill, William Mules, James Colnett, William Charlton, John Watts, George Gilbert, James King, William Anderson, Mathew Paul, William Taylor, William Harvey, John Williamson, James Burney, Edward Rieu, William Bayly, Thomas Edgar, John Henry Martin, William Shuttleworth, Spelman Swaine, John Sykes, Harry Humphreys, V.V. Ballard, Robert Pigot, H. M. Orchard, Joseph Baker, Henry Roberts, Joseph Whidby, and Thomas Manby. Copies of ships' logbooks include those for HMS Daedalus, Blossom, Racoon, Chatham, Resolution, Discovery, Dover, Daphne, Drake, and Prevost.

.8 cubic feet (1 flat box, 33 reels of microfilm)

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Menzies, Archibald, 1754-1842 (person)

A. Menzies, surgeon in the Royal Navy with previous experience in the Pacific Ocean area was appointed to the Discovery, commanded by George Vancouver, for the purpose of making botanical researches during the ship's voyage to the north-west coast of America. From the description of Journal [microform]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225845816 Botanical collector. From the description of Journal of Archibald Menzies [manuscript]. 1794-1795. (Libraries...

Puget, Peter John 1765-1822 (person)

Great Britain. Public Record Office (corporateBody)

Manorial surveys were made to provide the lord of the manor with comprehensive details of the revenues that he could expect from his lands and other possessions. Survey records were not intended as records of payments, which appear in manorial accounts. From the description of Special Collections: Rentals and Surveys, Rolls [microform]. [1216-1837] (Center for Research Libraries). WorldCat record id: 270991033 Robert Beale (1541-1601) served as ambassador to France starting ...

Resolution (Ship) (corporateBody)

Vancouver, George, 1757-1798 (person)

British naval officer and explorer. From the description of George Vancouver papers, 1793-1794. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981522 ...

Daedalus (Ship) (corporateBody)

Cook, James, 1728-1779 (person)

James Cook (b. November 7, 1728, Marton, Great Britan-d. February 14, 1779, Hawaii) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. He became an apprentice to some shipowners in Whitby. In 1759 he became master of his own ship, the Northumberland. The following winter, while laid up in Halifax, he studied mathematics and attained a sound knowledge of astronomical navigation. Cook went on to become an eminent circumnavigator. He made many geographical discoveries, ...

Bligh, William, 1754-1817 (person)

Epithet: Captain; of Add MS 31865 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000126.0x00033e Bligh was an officer of the British Royal Navy and colonial administrator. He is best known for the famous mutiny that occurred against his command aboard HMAV Bounty. After the Bounty mutiny he became Governor of New South Wales. From the description of Papers [manuscript]. 1958. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record...

Blossom (Ship) (corporateBody)

Great Britain. Admiralty (corporateBody)

HMS Cleopatra operated out of Halifax during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, sailing as far south as the West Indies. Sir Robert Laurie became captain in August 1804 and in 1805 became renowned for his action against the superior French ship Ville de Milan. From the description of By the commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland ... (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 778951118 In 1764...

Chatham (Ship) (corporateBody)

Racoon (Ship) (corporateBody)

Discovery (Ship) (corporateBody)