The Life of Captain James Cook
A list of manuscripts, charts and miscellaneous publications, to which reference is made in the text. For fuller information on manuscripts relating to the Pacific voyages see The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery [with] (Addenda and Corrigenda to Volume I and Volume II), ed. J. C. Beaglehole, (Charts & Views [with] Corrigenda), ed. R. A. Skelton, 3 vols in 4 and portfolio, Hakluyt Society, Cambridge, 1955–69. Some manuscripts relevant to the voyages are printed or described in The Endeavour Journal of Joseph Banks 1768–1771, ed. J. C. Beaglehole, 2 vols, Sydney, 1962.
Adams, William. Log, H.M.S. Northumberland, P.R.O., Adm 51/3925.
Admiralty. Correspondence, see names of correspondents; journals and logs, see names of ships, captains and masters; musters, see names of ships.
Admiralty. Minutes, 5, 12 April 1768, P.R.O., Adm 3/76.
Admiralty. Orders and Instructions, 19 April 1763 to Cook/Test, P.R.O., Adm 2/90; 19 April, 2, 3, 27 May 1763 to Graves, P.R.O., Adm 2/90; 2 May 1763 to Graves, National Maritime Museum, GRV/106, Section 9; 24 April 1764 to Captains of H.M. Ships Spy, Pearl, and Tweed, P.R.O., Adm 2/90; 24 April 1764 to Captains of H.M.S. Lark, P.R.O., Adm 2/91.
Antelope, H.M.S. Muster, May 1763, P.R.O., Adm 36/4887.
Banks, Sir Joseph. Reminiscences of Banks supplied to Dawson Turner, Kenneth A. Webster Collection.
Bateman, Nathaniel. Log, H.M.S. Northumberland, P.R.O., Adm 51/3925.
Bisset, Thomas. Log, H.M.S. Eagle, P.R.O., Adm 52/578.
Bligh, William.Als 23 Oct. 1776 to John Bond, National Library of Australia, Ms 4038 (NanKivell Collection 34). Printed in Royal Australian Historical Society, Journal of Proceedings, vol. 45, 1949.
Cleader, John. Log, H.M.S. Pembroke, P.R.O., Adm 52/978.
—— Journal, H.M.S. Northumberland, P.R.O., Adm 50/22.
Cook, Elizabeth. Will, P.R.O., Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 11/1847(346).
Cook, James. Journals and Logs, P.R.O., Adm 52 and Alexander Turnbull Library: Eagle, 27 June 1755–31 Dec. 1756, Alexander Turnbull Library; Solebays, 30 July–7 Sept. 1757, Adm 52/1033; Pembroke, 27 Oct. 1757–30 Sept. 1759, Adm 52/978; Northumberland, 30 Sept. 1759–11 Nov. 1762, Adm 52/959; Grenvillee, 14 June 1764–15 Nov. 1767, Adm 52/1263.
——Grenville Letter-Book. Stray leaves survive bearing correspondence between Cook and Admiralty, Navy Board and Victualling Board, also Palliser's Instructions . There are three leaves possibly torn from the letter-book in the Dixson Library, Ms Q140 (Palliser's Instructions form the first item); one leaf is inserted at the beginning of Zachary Hicks's Endeavour log, Alexander Turnbull Library; one leaf is in Alexander Turnbull Library, Holograph Letters and Documents of and relative to Captain James Cook.
—— Letters from: 7 March 1764 to Palliser, P.R.O., Adm 1/2300; 15 March 1764 to Graves, National Maritime Museum, GRV/106; 21 April 1764 to Admiralty, Alexander Turnbull Library, Holograph Letters and Documents of and relative to Captain James Cook; 10 Dec. 1771 to Joseph Cockfield, Mitchell Library, Papers in the Autograph of Captain James Cook, Safe 1/80, 11; 24 Feb. 1776 to John Harrison, attorney at law, National Library of Australia, Ms 7.
—— Letters from Admiralty, chiefly P.R.O., Adm 2: 13, 18 April 1763, Adm 2/722; 23 April 1764, Adm 2/724 and Alexander Turnbull Library, Holograph Letters and Documents of and relative to Captain James Cook; 18 Dec. 1764, Adm 2/725 and Dixson Library, Ms Q140; 5 April 1765, Adm 2/725; 15, 17 March, 27 Nov. 1766, Adm 2/726; 24 March, 12, 13 Nov. 1767, 11 April 1768, Adm 2/727.
—— Order from Admiralty, 19 April 1763, P.R.O., Adm 2/90.
——Biography: Baptism. Copy of extract 3 Nov. 1728 from the Parish Register of the Church of St Cuthbert, Marton, Yorkshire, National Library of Australia, Ms 7, Mitchell Library, Document 1409.
Marriage certificate, 21 Dec. 1762, of James Cook and Elizabeth Batts, St Margaret's Church, Barking, Essex, National Library of Australia, Ms 7.
Master's certificate, Royal Navy, Trinity House, Deptford, Minute Books, 29 June 1757.
Will, P.R.O., Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Probate 11/1060(10).
Craig, Robert. Log, H.M.S. Solebays, P.R.O., Adm 51/908.
Dalrymple, ALexander. Letters: 24 Nov. 1766 to Sir William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, P.R.O., Chatham Papers, P.R.O. 30/8, vol. 31, f.11; 7 Dec. 1767 to Dr Charles Morton, Secretary of the Royal Society, Miscellaneous Mss III, f.14.
Douglas, Charles. Letters to Admiralty: , 3 May 1764, P.R.O., Adm 1/1704.
—— Log, H.M.S. Tweed, P.R.O., Adm 51/1016.
Douglas, James, 14th Earl Of Morton. Letter 15 August 1766 from Admiralty, P.R.O., Adm 2/540.
Douglas, John. Correspondence 1776–1784, British Museum, Egerton Ms 2180.
Eagle, H.M.S., Captain's log, Hamar, Palliser, P.R.O., Adm 51/292; Master's log, Bisset, P.R.O., Adm 52/578, Cook, Alexander Turnbull Library.
—— Muster, July 1755, P.R.O., Adm 36/5533.
Graves, Thomas. Letters to Admiralty, 2 Jan., 5, 12, 15, 18, 21, 29 April, 8 May 1763, P.R.O., Adm 1/1836; draft of letter 20 Oct., letter 30 Oct. 1768, National Maritime Museum, GRV/106.
—— Orders and Instructions from Admiralty, 19 April, 2, 3, 27, May 1763, P.R.O., Adm 2/90; 2 May 1763, National Maritime Museum, GRV/106, Section 9.
Grenville, H.M.S., Log and Journal, Cook, P.R.O., Adm 52/1263.
Hamar, Joseph. Log/Journal, H.M.S. Eagle, P.R.O., Adm 51/292.
Lind, James. Letter 30 Jan. 1775 to Maskelyne, copy, British Museum (Natural History), Botany Library, Banks Correspondence, Dawson Turner Transcripts I, 82–3.
McAllister Family, Philadelphia. Correspondence concerning the family connections of Captain James Cook, including letters from Sade and Mary Blade, Mile End, 6 July 1788; Elizabeth Honeychurch, Mile End, 29 March 1792 and 12 Sept. 1794; John McAllister Jr. 17 Oct. 1851 to John Leach Bennett; John Leach Bennett 7 April 1852 to John McAllister Jr.; William Slaughter 30 Nov. 1854 to John McAllister Jr., National Library of Australia, Ms 4263 (NanKivell Collection 9528).
Montagu, John, 4th Earl Of Sandwich. Correspondence 1775–9 with Daines Barrington, Johann Reinhold Forster, and James Stuart concerning the official account of Cook's second voyage to the Pacific, Sandwich Papers, Mapperton, Dorset.
—— Letter 25 Dec. 1771 to Lord Rochdale, P.R.O., State Papers, Domestic, Naval, 42/48, no. 51.
Morton, 14th Earl of, see Douglas, James.
Muster Rolls of ships of the firm of John and Henry Walker, Whitby Museum.
Navy, Board. Letters to Admiralty, National Maritime Museum: 4 March 1746/7, Adm/B/135, 12 Feb. 1747/8, Adm/B/137 (two letters referring to the chartering of the ship Three Brothers, William Drake, Master, in which Cook was then serving); 2 Dec. 1763, Adm/B/173.
—— Letters from Admiralty, National Maritime Museum: 22, 26 April 1763, Adm/A/2546; 4 Jan. 1764, Adm/A/2555; 13, 23, 24, 27 April 1764, Adm/A/2558; [June] 1764, Adm/A/2561; 12 Feb. 1767, Adm/A/2592; 15 Jan. 1773, Adm/A/2663.
—— Warrant 18 April 1764 to Cook to take charge of the Grenville, Alexander Turnbull Library, Holograph Letters and Documents of and relative to Captain James Cook.
Netherlands East India Company. Minutes of the government at Batavia 1770, Algemeen Rijksarchief, The Hague, Kol. Arch., Inv. No. 700, 438–40.
Northumberland, H.M.S., Admiral's journal, Colville, P.R.O., Adm 50/22; Captain's log, Adams, Bateman, P.R.O., Adm 51/3925; Master's log, Cook, P.R.O., Adm 52/959.
Palliser, Sir Hugh. Instructions to Cook , Dixson Library, James Cook, Correspondence including leaves possibly torn from Grenville Letter-Book, Ms Q140.
—— Letters to Admiralty, P.R.O., Adm 1: 27 Nov. 1755, Adm 1/2292; 13 April, 3, 4, 17 June, 6, 18 July, 2 August 1756, Adm 1/2293; 6, 13 Jan., 17 April, 5 June 1757, Adm 1/2294; 7 March (memo-Cook to Palliser), 4, 7 April 1764, 6 March, 14 Dec. 1765, 2 Dec. 1766, 30 Nov. 1767, Adm 1/2300; 3 Feb. 1766, Adm 1/470.
—— Letters from Admiralty 7, 13, 30 April 1764, P.R.O., Adm 2/724.
—— Letters to Cook 29 April, 19 June 1764, Alexander Turnbull Library, Holograph Letters and Documents of and relative to Captain James Cook.
—— Log, H.M.S. Eagle, P.R.O., Adm 51/292.
Pembroke, H.M.S., Captain's log, Simcoe, Wheelock, P.R.O., Adm 51/686; Master's log, Cook, Cleader, Adm 52/978.
Phillips, Molesworth. Als 27 April 1832 to Dr Burney concerning a dinner c. June 1776 to Cook and his officers, with newscutting about Phillips's death, Mitchell Library, Document 1303.
Sandwich, 4th Earl, See Montagu, John.
Saunders, Charles. Letters to Admiralty 5 Sept. 1759, 22 April 1760, P.R.O., Adm 1/482.
Simcoe, John. Letters to Admiralty 19 April, 14 May, 2 June 1757, P.R.O., Adm 1/2471.
—— Log, H.M.S. Pembroke, P.R.O., Adm 51/686.
Smart, Edward. Letter 27 May 1763 from Admiralty, P.R.O., Adm 2/722.
Smith, Adam. Part of typescript copy of letter 12 Feb. 1767 to Sir William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, concerning Dalrymple, Alexander Turnbull Library, Carrington Papers, Ms Papers 79, Folder 7.
Smith, Isaac. Als 8 Oct. 1830 to Edward Hawke Locker, Mitchell Library, Cook Documents from the Australian Museum, Safe 1/83.
Solander, Daniel Carl. Letter 5 Sept. 1775 to Banks, British Museum (Natural History), Botany Library, Banks Correspondence, Dawson Turner Transcripts I, 98–9.
Solebays, H.M.S., Captain's log, Craig, P.R.O., Adm 51/908; Master's log, Cook, P.R.O., Adm 52/1033.
Test, William. Order from Admiralty 19 April 1763, P.R.O., Adm 2/90.
Tweed, H.M.S., Captain's log, Douglas, P.R.O., Adm 51/1016.
—— Musters, June, July, August 1763, P.R.O., Adm 36/6901.
Walker, John. Draft of reply 2 April 1776 written on Cook's letter 14 Feb. 1776, Dixson Library, Ms Q140.
Wallis, Samuel. Copy of Journal 1766–8, Dolphin, Alexander Turnbull Library. A note by Wallis in this copy records that the longitude of Tahiti was ascertained by John Harrison according to Dr Maskelyne's method.
Wheelock, John. Log, H.M.S. Pembroke, P.R.O., Adm 51/686.
Summary List of Manuscripts Printed or Described in Published Journals of Cook's and Banks's Pacific Voyages Ed. J. C. Beaglehole
Journals and Logs, First Voyage
Cook, James. Journal on H.M.S. Endeavour, National Library of Australia, Ms 1.
—— Journal on H.M.S. Endeavour, Corner copy, Mitchell Library, Safe 1/71.
—— Journal on H.M.S. Endeavour, National Maritime Museum. Transcript formerly in the Royal Library, Windsor.
—— Log. British Museum, Add. Ms 27955.
Banks, Sir Joseph. Journal on H.M.S. Endeavour, Mitchell Library, Safe 1/12-13.
Hicks, Zachary. Log, Alexander Turnbull Library. No owner's name but clearly by Hicks.
Molyneux, Robert. Journal, P.R.O., Adm 51/4546/152.
—— Log, P.R.O., Adm 55/39.
Pickersgill, Richard. Journal, P.R.O., Adm 51/4547/140-1, Log, Adm 51/4547/142.page 720
Journals and Logs, Second Voyage
Cook, James. Log Book and Journal, British Museum, Add. Ms 27886, Journal, Add. Ms 27888.
—— Journal, P.R.O., Adm 55/108.
Bayly, William. Journal, Alexander Turnbull Library.
Burney, James. Log and Journal, P.R.O., Adm 51/4523/1-4.
—— Journal, National Library of Australia, Ms 3244 (Ferguson Ms).
Clerke, Charles. Log, British Museum, Add. Ms 8951–3. Clerke's original Ms, a fair copy is in P.R.O., Adm 55/103.
Elliott, John. Memoirs, British Museum, Add. Ms 42714, ff. 72–452 give an account of the second voyage.
Furneaux, Tobias. Journal and Log, P.R.O., Adm 55/1.
—— Narrative 13 July 1772–3 March 1774, transcript, British Museum, Add. Ms 27890.
Mitchel, Bowles. Log, P.R.O., Adm 51/4555/194-5.
Journals and Logs, Third Voyage
Cook, James. Journal, British Museum, Egerton Ms 2177A, Fragment of Log 7–17 Jan. 1779, British Museum, Egerton Ms 2177B.
Anderson, William. Journal, P.R.O., Adm 51/4560/203-4. Vol. 3 is missing.
Bayly, William. Log and Journal, P.R.O., Adm 55/20.
—— Log, Alexander Turnbull Library, Journal, Alexander Turnbull Library.
Burney, James. Journal, 4 vols in 2, Mitchell Library, Safe 1/64, 79.
Edgar, Thomas. Journal, British Museum, Add. Ms 37528.
—— Log, P.R.O., Adm 55/21, 24.
Gore, John. Log, P.R.O., Adm 55/120.
King, James. Log and proceedings, P.R.O., Adm 55/116, 122. King's 'Running Journal' Kamchatka to the Cape 1779–80 has been discovered recently (1973) in the Hydrographic Department, Ministry of Defence.
Letters and Papers
Official correspondence and documents are preserved in Admiralty records in the Public Record Office and the National Maritime Museum. Additional copies as well as letters missing from official files are found in libraries and private collections. References occur to the following volumes of official files:
- P.R.O., Adm 1/1609 Captains' letters.
- P.R.O., Adm 2/94 Out-letters, Orders and Instructions.
- P.R.O., Adm 2/237-8 Admiralty letters to Navy Board.
- P.R.O., Adm 2/541 Out-letters including letters to Royal Society.page 721
- P.R.O., Adm 2/731 Out-letters.
- P.R.O., Adm 3/76, 78 Minutes of the Board of Admiralty.
- P.R.O., Adm 106/1163 Navy Board, miscellaneous In-letters.
- P.R.O., Adm 106/3315 Deptford Yard Letter Books, Series I.
National Maritime Museum
- ADM/A/2606, 2609, 2647 Admiralty to Navy Board.
- P.R.O., Adm 1/1609, 1610 Captains' letters.
- P.R.O., Adm 2/1332 Secret Orders and Instructions.
- P.R.O., Adm 3/78-9 Minutes of the Board of Admiralty.
- P.R.O., Adm 12/4806 Digests and Indexes, Series III.
- P.R.O., Adm 106/1208 Navy Board, In-letters.
National Maritime Museum
- ADM/A/2647, 2655 Admiralty to Navy Board.
- ADM/B/185 Navy Board to Admiralty.
- P.R.O., Adm 1/1611, 1612 Captains' letters.
- P.R.O., Adm 2/1334 Secret Orders and Instructions.
- P.R.O., Adm 106/2204 Navy Board to Admiralty.
- P.R.O., Adm 106/3318 Deptford Yard Letter Books, Series I.
National Maritime Museum
- ADM/A/2694, 2695, 2698, 2700, 2752 Admiralty Orders to Navy Board.
- ADM/B/191 Navy Board to Admiralty.
Banks, Sir Joseph. Memo. n.d. concerning the committee on drawings and charts for reproduction in the published account of the third voyage, Sutro Library, San Francisco, Banks Papers.
——. Memo. 28 July 1785 on profits from the published account of the third voyage, Auckland Public Library, Grey Collection. Ms 59.
Clerke, Charles. Letters to Banks 1772, Mitchell Library, Banks Papers, vol. 2.
—— Letter 1 August 1776 to Banks, Kenneth Webster Collection.
Cook, James. Letter Books 1768–78, 2 vols, National Library of Australia, Mss 2, 6. Dr J. C. Beaglehole refers to these vols as 'Clb' (Canberra Letter Books). Ms 2, 1768–71, Cook's correspondence with the Admiralty, Navy Board, Sick and Hurt Board, Victualling Board and Royal Society; copy of Cook's letter 11 Oct. 1770 to the Governor-General, Batavia; letters 6 and 16 Nov. 1770 William Perry to Cook; secret instructions 30 July 1768. Ms 6, 1771–8, correspondence similar to that in Ms 2 with departments of the Admiralty; Cook's orders to his officers; letters 25 May 1774 from the Board of Longitude to Cook and Bayly; secret instructions 25 June 1772.
—— Letter to Banks 11 August 1771, British Museum (Natural History), Botany Department Library, Dawson Turner Transcripts, I, 32.page 722
—— Letters to Banks 1772, 1776, 4 letters, Mitchell Library, Safe 1/68. Printed in Historical Records of New South Wales, vol. I, pt I, 1893.
—— Letter to Banks 26 Nov. 1776, Phillips Collection, Salem, Mass.
—— Letter to William Hammond 3 Jan. 1772, Whitby Museum.
—— Letter to William Hodges 5 Nov. 1776, Princeton University Library.
—— Letter to Rev. Dr Richard Kaye 11 July 1776, Dixson Library, Ms 92.
—— Letters to Latouche-TéVille 6 Sept. 1775, 10 Feb. 1776, Biblio-thèque Nationale, Nouv. Acq. Fr. 9439. Printed by J. Forsyth, Mariner's Mirror, xlv, 1959, letter 6 Sept. 1775 also printed by E. T. Hamy, Bulletin de Géographie Historique et Descriptive, 1904, 207.
—— Letter to William Strahan 5 Nov. 1776, Phillips Collection, Salem, Mass.
—— Letters to John Walker, 17 August 1771, Gloucestershire Records Office, copy in Mitchell Library Ms A1713-2; 20 Nov. 1772, General Assembly Library, Wellington; 19 August 1775, Phillips Collection, Salem, Mass.; 14 Sept. 1775, Dixson Library, Ms Q141.
King, James. Letter 4 Nov. 1776 to Edmund Burke, Sheffield City Library, Wentworth Woodhouse Papers.
Samwell, David. Letters 22 Oct. 1776, 20 Nov. 1781 to Matthew Gregson, Liverpool Public Library, Gregson Correspondence XVII.
Sandwich, Papers. Correspondence and papers of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, cited by J. C. Beaglehole as Sandwich Papers, Hinchingbrooke, these papers are now at Mapperton, Dorset in the possession of V. Montagu, Esq. Letters quoted: 20 Dec. 1771 from Lord Rochford, correspondence 1772 concerning Banks's withdrawal from the second voyage, letters 11 July, 26 Nov. 1776 Cook to Sandwich, June 1781 Mrs Cook to Sandwich.
Solander, DanielCarl. Letters 1 August, 14 August 1775 to Banks, Mitchell Library As 24.
Trevenen, James. Annotations in vols II and III of a copy of A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, London, 1784, copies in manuscript copies of 'Memoirs of James Trevenen' by Rev. John Penrose in the National Maritime Museum and the Alexander Turnbull Library. There is a full transcription of the annotations in the Archives of British Columbia, Victoria, B.C.
Collections of Documents
Collections includes fragments of journals and many letters.
Auckland Public Library. Grey Mss 47–75 relate to Cook. They include Sir Joseph Banks's memo. 28 July 1785 concerning the profits from the publication of the journal of Cook's third voyage, Ms 59; letter from Jean Hyacinthe de Magellan 23 June 1779 to Banks quoting a letter he has received from the due de Croy; letter from George Nicol 14 Jan. 1801 to Banks, Ms 71.page 723
British, Museum. 'Cook's Second Voyage. Fragments', Add. Ms 27889. The volume includes (ff. 83–96) William Brougham Monkhouse's Journal 6–21 Oct. 1769.
—— Add. Ms 37425. The volume includes (f. 134) a letter from Cook 4 July 1772 to Navy Board.
Pdixson Library, Library of N.S.W. Captain James Cook Relics and Manuscripts, Ms F1.
An album containing some of Cook's letters to the Victualling Board; a fair copy in Cook's hand of entries in his journal 18–27 Dec. 1774; draft of the General Introduction for the published account of the second voyage with deletions and alterations by Cook and Douglas; manuscript copy, contemporary, of verses by Thomas Perry beginning 'It is now my brave boys we are clear of the Ice …' A broadsheet of the verses is in the Mitchell Library, Cook Documents from the Australian Museum, Safe 1/83.
——James Cook. Correspondence 1764–79, Ms Q140. Includes autograph letters 13 Sept. 1771 and 14 Feb. 1776 Cook to John Walker, the latter with draft reply 2 April 1776; autograph letter 28 May 1772 Cook to William Hammond; order 26 Nov. 1778 signed James Cook, prohibiting unauthorised dealings by officers and crew with the natives of the Hawaiian Islands; copy of Pass by Benjamin Franklin 10 March 1779 requesting captains and commanders of American armed ships not to molest Cook's ships.
——Sir Joseph Banks and Associates. Papers, Ms Q158. Includes autograph letter 10 Jan. 1780 John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich to Banks. Another volume of papers of Sir Joseph Banks and Associates, Ms Q161 includes an autograph letter [Dec. 1771] Solander to Dr James Lind (incomplete).
Mitchell Library, Library of N.S.W. Banks Papers, vol. 2 (Brabourne Papers), Ms A78-1. Includes autograph letters Clerke to Banks 1772–9; copy of letter 10 June 1779 King to Secretary, Board of Longitude; autograph letters Oct.-Nov. 1779 Sir James Harris to Lord Weymouth.
—— Banks Papers, Voluntiers, Instructions, Provision for Second Voyage, Safe 1/11.
—— Original Manuscripts in the Handwriting of Captain Cook relating to his Second Voyage, Safe 1/82. Includes autograph letter 6 Feb. 1772 Cook to the Earl of Sandwich.
—— Cook Documents from the Australian Museum, Safe 1/83. Includes Cook's draft journal and notes 9 Oct.-27 Nov. 1769; description of Tonga Oct. 1773; drafts of letters 23 Oct. 1770 Cook to Admiralty and Royal Society.
National Library of Australia. Letters and Papers of Associates of Captain James Cook, Ms 9. Include Banks's autograph extracts 5 June 1766–9 June 1768 from the 'Transactions of the Royal Society relative to the sending out people to Observe the transit of Venus in 1769'; 'Hints offered to the consideration of Captain Cooke, Mr Bankes, Doctor Solander, and the other Gentlemen who page 724 go upon the Expedition on Board the Endeavour', by James Douglas, 14th Earl of Morton 10 August 1768; autograph letters 1777–90 from the Forsters.
Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux Castle, Sussex. Board of Longitude, Minutes 10 Dec. 1771, 25 Jan., 7 March, 14 May 1772; 4 Nov. 1780, 3 March 1781.
Royal Society. Certificates 1767–1778 include the record of Cook's election 29 Feb. 1776.
—— Council Minutes 19 Nov. 18 Dec. 1767, see also Banks's abstract of Minutes 1766–8 in National Library of Australia, Ms 9, Minutes 11 July 1771 include a letter 9 May 1771 Cook to Maskelyne.
—— Letters and Papers V, no. 116 is a letter 28 Nov. 1768 Green to the Royal Society.
—— Miscellaneous Manuscripts III, f. 14, letter 7 Dec. 1767 Dalrymple to Morton.
Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington. Holograph Letters and Documents of and relative to Captain James Cook, 1764–77. Include a copy of James Burney's report to Furneaux on his expedition in search of the massacred boat's crew with a chart; a fair copy of part of Furneaux's journal 8 Feb.-19 May 1773; autograph letter 19 August Solander to a Scottish correspondent, Lind or Burney, concerning Omai.
—— Miscellaneous Material relating to Cook's Voyages. Includes a fragment of a journal May–August 1768 perhaps by Jonathan Monkhouse; autograph letters 12 July, 27 Nov. 1776 Gore to Banks and 26 Feb. 1781 Samwell to Miss Anna Seward.
Charts and Sailing Directions for the East Coast of North America (ms and printed)
 Directions for sailing in and out of the Harbour of Louisbourg in Càpe Breton, Ms in the Houghton Library, Harvard.
[1758-62] A Sketch of Harbour Grace and Carbonere in Newfoundland, [with other documents including] Description of the Sea Coast of Nova Scotia, etc. and Descriptions for Sailing in and out of Ports [Gulf of St Lawrence], National Library of Australia, Ms 5. The Description of the Sea Coast of Nova Scotia, etc. is printed in Report of the Board of Trustees of the Public Archives of Nova Scotia For the Year 1958, Halifax, N.S., 1959. Copies of the sailing directions are in the Public Archives of Canada and in the Naval Library, Ministry of Defence, Naval Historical Branch, the copy in the latter accompanied by charts and views.
[1759?] To the Right Hon.ble the Master and Wardens of the Trinity House of Deptford Strond This Draught of the Bay and Harbour of Gaspee in the Gulf page 725 of S.t Laurence taken in 1758 is humbly presented by … James Cook, London.
[1759? Halifax Harbour, three manuscript charts], Public Archives of Canada, T. 50/4, British Museum, Add. Ms 31360.9, Naval Library, Ministry of Defence, Naval Historical Branch, Ms 20.
[1759?] A Plan of the Traverse or Passage from Cape Torment into the South-Channel of Orleams by Jams Cook, British Museum, Add. Ms 31360, f. 14.
 A New Chart of the River St. Laurence … Also Particular Directions for Navigating the River with Safety. Taken by Order of Charles Saunders, Esq.r … Engraved by Thomas Jefferys, 12 sheets, London.
1760 Directions for Navigating the Gulf and River of St. Laurence, London, 1760.
[1762?] To the Right Honble the Lord Colvill … This Chart of the River St. Laurence … is most Humbly Dedicated by … Jams Cook, Ms chart from the Hydrographic Office in the National Maritime Museum.
 A Plan of the Islands of St Peter's, Langly, and Miquelong, British Museum, Add. Ms 17963, fair copy for the King, British Museum, Dept. of Maps, K. Top, cxix, III.
[1763 A plan of York or Chateaux Harbour with sailing directions and views], Ministry of Defence, Hydrographic Department, B. 188.
1763 A Sketch of the Island of Newfoundland, Naval Library, Ministry of Defence, Naval Historical Branch, America, Vol. I, No. 21.
1764 A Chart of the Sea Coast, Bays, and Harbours, in Newfoundland between Green Island and Point Ferrolle, Ministry of Defence, Hydrographic Department, 342.
1766 A Chart of the Straights of Bellisle with part of the coast of Newfoundland and Labradore, London, 1766.
1766 Directions for Navigating on Part of the North East Side of Newfoundland and in the Streights of Bell-Isle, London, 1766.
1766 A Chart, of Part of the South Coast, of Newfoundland, including the Islands of St Peters and Miquelon, London, 1766.
1766 Directions for Navigating on Part of the South Coast of Newfoundland, London, 1766.
1767 A Chart of Part of the South Coast of Newfoundland including the Islands of St. Peters and Miquelon with the Southern Entrance to the Gulph of St. Laurence, London, 1767.
1768 A Chart of the West Coast of Newfoundland, London, 1768.
1768 Directions for Navigating the West-Coast of Newfoundland, London, 1768.
[1769-70] A Collection of Charts Of the Coasts of Newfoundland and Labradore, &c… . Drawn from Original Surveys taken by James Cook and Michael Lane, Surveyors, Joseph Gilbert, and other Officers in the King's Service … Chiefly engraved by Thomas Jeffreys [i.e. Jefferys], London.
[Facsimile, entitled] James Cook Surveyor of Newfoundland Being a Collection of Charts of the Coasts of Newfoundland and Labradore … with an Introductory Essay by R. A. Skelton, Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, 1965.page 726
1769 The Newfoundland Pilot: Containing A Collection of Directions for sailing round the whole Island, Including the Streights of Bell-Isle, And Part of the Coast of Labradore… Printed for Thomas Jeffreys [i.e. Jefferys], London, 1769. [Five tracts, three by James Cook].
1775 The North-American Pilot for Newfoundland, Labradore, the Gulf and River St. Laurence: Being a Collection of Sixty Accuratè Charts and Plans, Drawn from Original Surveys: Taken by James Cook and Michael Lane, Surveyors, and Joseph Gilbert, and other Officers in the King's Service… Chiefly Engraved by the Late Mr. Thomas Jefferys, London, 1775.
1775 Sailing Directions for the North-American Pilot, London, 1775.
The English Pilot, The Fourth Book, London, 1794. This publication remained uninfluenced by Cook. A delineation of Newfoundland 1677 was first published in The English Pilot, The Fourth Book in 1689.
Holland, Samuel. [Coastal plans by his deputies], Ministry of Defence, Hydrographic Department, 9/73, A7353/77.
Skelton, Raleigh Ashlin. 'Captain James Cook as a Hydrographer' Mariner's Mirror, Vol. 40, 1954, 92–119.
—— 'James Cook Surveyor of Newfoundland', introductory essay in the Grabhorn Press facsimile edition 1965 of A Collection of Charts of the Coasts of Newfoundland and Labradore, first published [1769-70].
—— Cook's Northumberland Mss, typescript notes lent to J. C. Beaglehole.
Skelton, Raleigh Ashlin, and Tooley Ronaldvere. The Marine Surveys of James Cook in North America 1758–1768, particularly the Survey of Newfoundland, A bibliography, London, 1967.
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