Compiled by the officers of the French frigates L'Espérance and La Recherche, includes some documents in French on the crews of the two ships and on instructions for the voyage in 1793.
Vocabularies of the language of the Friendly Islands [Tonga], compiled at Tongatabu [Tongatapu], and of the language of New Caledonia.
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- ReferenceGB 102 MS 9882
- Dates of Creation1793
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialFrench
- Physical Description9 volumes
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A selection of William Marsden's manuscript collection was transferred from King's College London to SOAS shortly after the School's foundation in 1916.
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Formerly part of the library of the Orientalist and linguist William Marsden (1754-1836), a portion of which he presented to King's College London in 1835.