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Papers of Alexander Dalrymple, 1784-1806 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2569194
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Dalrymple, Alexander, 1737-1808
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description 1784-1806 
2 cm. 
Summary

Manuscript letters from Dalrymple to: Lord Morton, Court of Directors of the East India Co., Earl Spencer, Duke of Portland, Lord Grenville and G. Chalmers. Letters and papers include chart of the Pacific (printed) appearing in "A serious Admonition to the Publick on the Intended Thief Colony at Botany Bay", a memorandum suggesting transporting of convicts to Tristan da Cunta instead of Botany Bay, also papers concerning India and Cochin, China, etc.

Biography/History

Hydrographer and author. Entered the service of the East India Co., and became a hydrographer in 1779. Through the work of Dutch and French navigators and cartographers Dalrymple was convinced that the southern continent existed. His charts and work were esteemed by the early navigators in Australian waters. A Fellow of the Royal Society.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 43.

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list available (5 p.). 
Subjects Dalrymple, Alexander, - 1737-1808 - Archives.  |  Surveyors, Marine - Great Britain - Archives.  |  Penal colonies - Great Britain.
Time Coverage 1784-1806 
Occupation Surveyors.

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