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Flinders, Matthew, (1774-1814), Captain RN Hydrographer and Discoverer

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Surname: Flinders
Forenames: Matthew
Gender: Male
Date: 1774-1814
History: Naval captain, hydographer and discoverer. Assisted in survey of coast of NSW and Van Diemen's Land 1795-1800. Made first survey of large part of Australian coast 1801-1803. Imprisoned by French in Mauritius for over six years. Returned to England 1810.
Biography: ODNB link for Flinders, Matthew (1774-1814) Captain RN Hydrographer and Discoverer
References: DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P275110 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P158765 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for Matthew Flinders
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
1800-11: family corresp
Lincolnshire Archives
NRA 11485
1791-1812: corresp and papers
National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive
NRA 30121 Nat Maritime Mus
corresp and papers (c3500 items) (mainly copies)
American Philosophical Society Library
See NUC MS 69-1372
1801-12: letters to Sir Joseph Banks etc
British Library, Manuscript Collections