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Family papers of Captain James Cook, 1776-1926 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1295932
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Cook, James, 1728-1779
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1776-1926] 
0.6 m (1 large clam shell box) 
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. Nine 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; Frances McAllister's Book of Common Prayer with inscription; Bronze medal in memory of Captain Cook: Letter from Phyllis Mander Jones to Rex Nan Kivell; Christies auction house catalogue.

Notes

Manuscript reference: MS 4263.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-517581860

Source of Acquisition Nan Kivell Collection NK 9528. 
Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; A381

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

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