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Letters from William Gooch, 1786 - 1792

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.6.48: 5-93

Scope and Contents

The letters were chiefly sent to his parents, William and Sarah Gooch, and to his sweetheart Miss Sally Smithson, but also include a number of letters to his sponsors while studying at Cambridge, and others written to Miss Smithson by Gooch's father. The letters cover the period of Gooch's studies at Caius College, Cambridge; his preparations for the voyage of the Daedalus; and the voyage itself, with descriptions of places and peoples encountered. The final letter from Gooch was written to his parents just days before his death in O'Whyee in 1792 [Mm.6.48: 91-92].

Dates

  • 1786 - 1792

Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

Extent

89 folio(s) (89 ff.) : Paper

Language of Materials

English

Originator(s)

Gooch, William

Finding aid date

2013-01-07 15:16:00+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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