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Letter from Benjamin Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1791-02-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 305-306

Scope and Contents

Thanking him for his assistance regarding his son, William Dawes and assuring him that the books and instruments would be brought back from Sydney on HMS Gorgon, which had just departed from Spithead with supplies. Dawes also discusses the shortage of food and clothing at the settlement, and recounts William's list of rations at the settlement, noting how they were cut after the loss of the Sirius.


  • Creation: 1791-02-01


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2 folio(s) (2 ff.) : Paper

Language of Materials



Dawes, Benjamin

Original geographic information

London [destination]

Original geographic information

Portsmouth [origination]

Original geographic information

Sydney [subject]

Finding aid date

2012-11-22 17:02:35+00:00

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