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Narrative account by Lieut Richard Pickersgill of the voyage of HMS RESOLUTION, 1772-1773.


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Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsResolution (1610)

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Description Richard Pickersgill, narrative account of the voyage of the RESOLUTION, Capt Cook, 1772-73, see appendix.
Pickersgill was the Third Lieutenant on board the Resolution. The journal gives an intimate insight into life on board ship. He describes the "arduous enterprise" of crossing the Antarctic Circle, the "charming sight of New Zealand and encounters with peoples of the South Seas. His description of their customs is perhaps less sympathetic than that of James Cook.

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Date made 1772-1773

Finding Reference JOD/56
Catalogue section Manuscript volumes acquired singly by the Museum
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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