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Letter from William Gooch to his parents, 9 Oct.-6 Nov. 1791

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.06.48: 77-81

Scope and Contents

Written at sea, describing the 'crossing the line' ceremony performed upon crossing the equator and their touching at St. Iago (Cape Verde Islands), with a drawing of a woman of that island. Gooch also mentions his plan to publish a history of the voyage upon his return.


  • Creation: 9 Oct.-6 Nov. 1791


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5 folio(s) (5 ff.) : paper

Language of Materials


Original geographic information

São Tiago [subject]

Original geographic information

Tenerife [subject]

Finding aid date

2012-12-18 17:02:21+00:00

Repository Details

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