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Cook, James, (1728-1779), Captain RN Explorer

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Surname: Cook
Forenames: James
Gender: Male
Date: 1728-1779
History: Circumnavigator & seaman. Captain 1775. Voyages & surveys included St Lawrence & N America 1759-67; Tahiti, Aust, NZ, New Guinea 1768-70; Antarctica & Cape of Good Hope 1772; the Pacific islands. Discovered Sandwich Island 1778. Murdered by natives 1779.
Biography: ODNB link for Cook, James (1728-1779) Captain RN Explorer
References: DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P275109 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P142714 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for James Cook
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
1641-2012: Admiralty: Hydrographic Department: Original Surveys
The National Archives, Kew
1605-1830: Board of Longitude: Papers
The National Archives, Kew
1911-1928: Statue of Captain James Cook, The Mall
The National Archives, Kew
1768-1775: log books and papers
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1776-79: journal and papers
British Library, Manuscript Collections
c1760-1811: drawings, charts, maps and papers rel to his voyages
British Library, Manuscript Collections
c1760: directions for saling from Halifax to Quebec
London University: University College London (UCL) Special Collections
1760: directions for sailing from the island of Scaterie to Quebec
Library and Archives Canada
See R Morriss, Guide to British Naval Papers in North America (1994)
1766-76: corresp (6 items)
Peabody and Essex Museum
See R Morriss, Guide to British Naval Papers in North America (1994)
1770: fragment of journal rel to the discovery of Botany Bay
Huntington Library
See R Morriss, Guide to British Naval Papers in North America (1994)
1755-56: log book
National Library of New Zealand: Alexander Turnbull Library
1768-78: journal, letterbook, notebook and papers
National Library of Australia
See Guide to collections of MSS rel to Australia A594 624-29
1772-75: journal
National Library of Ireland
See Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook, part 8 1984
1772-75: drafts of narrative of second voyage
National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive
NRA 30121 Nat Maritime Mus
1773: fragment of log book
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1768-75: transcripts of journal and log books (copies)
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1776: letters to Dr John Douglas
British Library, Manuscript Collections
Captain Cook Memorial Museum
See ASLIB Directory of Literary and Historical Collections 1993