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Papers of George Raper, [manuscript] 1787-1794
Bib ID 359616
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Raper, George, 1769-1796
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1787-1794 
0.6 m. (1 folio box) 
Summary

The papers consist of 1.'Observations by Lieut. George Raper, R.N. 1787-1794'. Manuscript (15 pp) giving nautical observations, kept on HMS Sirius, May 1787-Jan 1788 and Oct 1788-April 1789, with brief entries on Speedy (1793) and Commerce de Versailles (1794). 2.Thirteen pen, ink and watercolour drawings, 1787-90, of Tenerife, Cape Verde Islands, Rio de Janeiro, Van Diemen's Land, Botany Bay, Port Jackson and wreck of HMS Sirius at Norfolk Island. 3.Nine manuscript maps and plans, 1787-91, depicting track of HMS Sirius in Atlantic Ocean, Rio de Janeiro, Island of St Jago, Botany Bay, Port Jackson and Norfolk Island.

Biography/History

Seaman and artist. Joined HMS Sirius as able bodied seaman Dec 1786 and promoted to midshipman Sept 1787 on voyage to New South Wales. Sailed on Sirius on voyage to Cape of Good Hope 1788-89 and was at Norfolk Island in 1790-91. Returned to England in April 1792.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : MS 9433.

Also available on microfilm at the National Library of Australia Microform Reading Room at Mfm M 1183

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-234844774

Subjects Raper, George, 1769-1796 -- Archives.  |  Sirius (Ship)  |  Commerce de Marseille (Ship)  |  Speedy (Ship)  |  Voyages and travels.  |  First Fleet, 1787-1788.  |  Midshipmen -- Great Britain -- Archives.  |  Pacific Ocean -- Navigation.  |  Indian Ocean -- Navigation.  |  Atlantic Ocean -- Navigation.
Occupation Sailors.  |  First-fleeters.
Also Titled

The George Raper collection.

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