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Papers of John Montagu Sandwich, 1771-1784 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1085477
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Sandwich, John Montagu, Earl of, 1718-1792
 
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Description 1771-1784 
4 cm. (3 folders) 
Summary

1. Letter from John Hawkesworth to Lord Sandwich while Hawkesworth was preparing the official account of Cook's first voyage, 19 Nov. 1771 (MS 7218/1); 2. Letter from Capt. James Cook to Lord Sandwich written from the Cape of Good Hope during his last voyage, while waiting to be joined by the "Discovery" 23 Oct. 1776. (MS 7218/41) the letter refers to Omai, the Tahitian who had been a sensation in London society; 3. Correspondence between the Earl of Sandwich and Sir Joseph Banks, Charles Burney, Daines Barrington, John-Douglas, Ant. Shepherd, James King and Sir James Harris about the publication of the journal of Cook's third voyage and the music of the South Sea Islanders. 29 letters, 1779-1784. (MS 7218/2-40; 42-44); 4. Document in Latin: "Copy of the inscription on the piece of plate presented by the Board of Admiralty to the Russian Major Behm" (MS 7218/45).

Biography/History

At the time of the letters Sandwich was the first Lord of the Admiralty. Douglas was editor of Cook's journals; Shepherd was an astronomer; Harris was British Ambassador at St. Petersberg; Burney was a friend of Sandwich and father of James; King was captain of the Discovery after the death of Clerke; Barrington was a lawyer.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 7218.

Also available in an electronic version via the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms7218

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid (24 p.) available in Manuscript Reading Room, and on Internet at http://nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms7218 
Subjects Cook, James, - 1728-1779 - Correspondence.  |  Sandwich, John Montagu, - Earl of, - 1718-1792 - Archives.  |  Cook, James, - 1728-1779 - Journeys.  |  Omai.  |  Admirals - Great Britain - Archives.  |  Music - Oceania.
Time Coverage 1771-1784 
Occupation Admirals.

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