[Letter ca. 1820] West Square [London] [manuscript]. [1820?]
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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, ...
Epithet: lieutenant-colonel British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000974.0x00019a Phillips was an associate of Captain James Cook and Dr. Burney was the nephew of Admiral James Burney. From the description of Letter [manuscript] : West Square, London to Dr. Burney. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225817718 Molesworth Phillips, 1755-1832, Lieut. Col. accompanied Captain Cook on his fina...