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Family papers 1776-1926 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1295932
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Cook, James, 1728-1779
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1776-1926 
24 items. 
Series

Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK9528

Summary

A collection of manuscript material relating to Captain Cook, his widow and his family. One letter, signed by James Cook, from the Resolution at Deptford, dated April 2, 1776, to the Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy asking for a supply of clothing to the ship. Eight letters to Mrs. F. McAllister, cousin of Captain Cook, including one from Elizabeth Cook, concerning Cook family affairs. Other letters of later date are those of John McAllister, Mrs. McAllister's son, who actively sought letters and relics of his famous cousin. Copy of letters from Cook to Sir Joseph Banks. Biographical note on Cook; newspaper cuttings concerning Cook, 1858-1926; extract from parish register relating to baptism of James Cook.

Notes

Manuscript reference: NLA MS 4263.

Source of Acquisition Nan Kivell Collection NK 9528. 
Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; A381

Subjects Cook, James, - 1728-1779.  |  Cook, James, - 1728-1779 - Correspondence.  |  McAllister, Frances - Correspondence.  |  McAllister, John - Correspondence.  |  Cook, Elizabeth, - 1742-1835 - Correspondence.  |  Banks, Joseph, - Sir, - 1743-1820 - Correspondence.  |  Resolution (Ship)  |  Explorers - Great Britain - Correspondence.
Time Coverage 1776-1926 
Occupation Explorers

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