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Gooch, William, c1770 - 1792 (astronomer)


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Letter from William Gooch to his parents, 23 July 1791

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.48: 51-54
Scope and Contents

Dated from Deal on route to Portsmouth, describing the Daedalus ship, the passage from Gravesend, and his friendship with Lieutenant Hergest, with mention of Hergest's entertaining accounts of places visited with Captain Cook. Gooch also discusses his attachment to Miss Smithson.

Dates: 23 July 1791
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