- MS 1430;MJ Logbook and fragmentary documents of second voyage, 1772-1775, microfilm
Cook, British Naval Expedition
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- ReferenceGB 15 James Cook/British Naval Expedition
- Dates of Creation1772-1775
- Name of Creator
- Physical DescriptionLog book. The log book is on microfilm.
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
This was Cook's second voyage of exploration circumnavigating the earth in high southern latitude. The two ships HMS Resolution (Captained by Cook) and HMS Adventure (Captained by Tobias Furneaux crossed the Antarctic circle for the first time on 17 January 1773, the expedition achieved a furthest south of 71° on 30 January 1774. This expedition proved that the supposed 'Southern Continent's did not extend into temperate waters.
During the voyage a landing was made on South Georgia, In 1775 the expedition discovered the South Sandwich Islands, naming them for the then First Lord of the Admiralty Lord Sandwich.
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This is a copy.
Location of Originals
The original logbook held by the British Museum, (reference Add. 27,887 and 27,899) (in 1982)