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Observations in the voyage of the Daedalus, 1791 - 1792

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/63
Observations in the voyage of the Daedalus
Observations in the voyage of the Daedalus

Scope and Contents

Astronomical observations, rough calculations and notes; many pages are inverted.
The volume also includes a number of rough sketches [RGO 14/63: 232v; RGO 14/63: 244v; and RGO 14/63: 377r]; a draft letter [to Lieutenant Hergest] written in English but partly using Greek script concerning a dispute about going on shore near Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, and Hergest’s accusations that Gooch ‘stole out of the ship’ without speaking to him first [RGO 14/63: 311r-312r]; translations of Polynesian words [RGO 14/63: 349v]; notes on the observation of an eclipse off the Marquesas Islands [RGO 14/63: 350v-351v]; a copy of rules for finding the longitude by the ship’s watches [RGO 14/63: 353r-353v]; a list of names of crew members of the Daedalus [RGO 14/63: 372r]; mathematical instructions [RGO 14/63: 382v-384v]; and computations of the rates of Mr Arnold’s watches No. 14 [RGO 14/63: 415r-423v] and No. 176 [RGO 14/63: 424r-431r].


  • Creation: 1791 - 1792


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1 volume(s) (1 volume (211 ff.)) : Paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Vol. XXIX (2)


Gooch, William

Original geographic information

Falkland Islands [subject]

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Hawaiian Islands [subject]

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Kealakekua Bay [subject]

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Marquises, Îles [subject]

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Rio de Janeiro [subject]

Finding aid date

2006-05-02 10:27:58+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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