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The Life of Captain James Cook

Index

Index

For, The voyages of discovery the activities of Cook, ships' officers, masters and professional supernumeraries are not indexed in detail. They are covered by the movements and visits of the ships in which they served, under the following abbreviations:

  • (1768-71) Endeavour End.
  • (1772-5) Resolution and AdventureRes.(1) Adv. Res.: Adv.
  • (1776-80) Resolution and Discovery Res.(2) Dis. Res.: Dis.

Adv., End., Dis., Res.(1) and Res.(2) are used with names of persons to denote voyage and ship; with place names they indicate where the ship is sailing alone. Res.: Adv. and Res.: Dis. are used when the ships are sailing in company.

Names of ships are under the heading Ships; the heading Ships (Cook's) lists the ships in which Cook served and includes the Adventure and Discovery.

  • Abo university, Finland, 145

  • Abraham, Heights of, Quebec, 49

  • Acapulco, Mexico, 110, 477, 571

  • Adams, Sir Thomas, captain Niger, 88

  • Adams, William, captain Northumberland, 49–50, 53

  • Admiralty, Board of, 26, 76, 85, 95; first lords see Egmont; Sandwich; secretaries see Clevland; Stephens

  • Admiralty Bay, N.Z., 220, 221, 224, 358

  • Adolphus Channel, Aus., 249

  • Adventure Bay, Tasmania, 516; Adv., 331; Res.: Dis., 517 aborigines, 517

  • Achei no mouwe, 215–16, 221; see North I.

  • Aguilar, Martin de, navigator, 479, 480, 487, 582

  • Agulhas, C., S. Africa, 266

  • Aghulhas current, 266

  • Ahui harbour, Tahiti, 189, 190

  • Ahutoru, of Tahiti, 267, 309, 343, 345, 47

  • Aimeo see Moorea

  • Aitutaki I., Cook Is., 529

  • Aki Aki atoll, Tuamotu Is., 169

  • Alacaluf people, T. del Fuego, 426

  • Alaschka, 438, 615, 617, 624, 625

  • Alaska, 487, 616, 633, 634; fur trade, 499; maps, 487, 488; Cook's map, 631; Res.: Dis. off Bering coast of, 625–7

  • Alaska, Gulf of, Res.: Dis., 592–5, 598–9, 605; see also Cook Inlet; Prince William Sound

  • Alaska peninsula, 487, 488, 598, 634; Res.: Dis., 605–8; north coast, 612; observations, 606, 607

  • Alderman's Point, Christmas I., 573

  • Aleut/Eskimos, 608, 611, 630–1

  • Aleutian Is., Bering Sea, 486, 487–8, 634; Russians trading in, 487–8, 608; Res.: Dis., 609–11; Cook's chart, 632; see also Unalaska

  • Alofi, Niue I., 389n

  • Amat, Manuel de, viceroy Peru, 343

  • Ambrim I., New Hebrides, 395, 396, 398, 406

  • Améré I. (Botany I.), 419

  • America see North America; South America

  • American Congress, 685

  • Amherst, Gen. Jeffrey, 31, 32, 34, 35, 40, 53, 56

  • Amherst, Col. William, 56, 57, 58

  • Amo, of Tahiti, 180, 185–6, 190

  • Amsterdam I., Tonga Is., 103, 133, 348, 393; see Tongatapu

  • Anaa atoll (Chain I.), Tuamotu Is., 169, 339

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  • Anadyr, Gulf of, 486, 488, 624, 634

  • Anadyr, R., 485

  • Anaura Bay, N.Z., 202

  • Anchor I., Dusky Sound, 323

  • Anchor Point, Cook Inlet, 600

  • Anderson, Robert, gunner Res.(I), 456n; Res. (2), 474n

  • Anderson, William, surgeon's mate Res.(I), 299, 444; surgeon Res.(2), 500, 501; illness, 568–9, 574, 603; death, 614; journal, 691, 692

  • Anderson's I., Bering Sea, 614, 625, 627–8; see St Lawrence I.

  • Ancityum I., New Hebrides, 395, 407

  • Anguille, C., Newfoundland, 88, 91, 92

  • Anian, Strait of, 477, 478, 479, 480, 485

  • Aniwa I., New Hebrides, 402

  • Anjas, M. de, gov. St Pierre et Miquelon, 71–2

  • Annam (Chamba), N. Vietnam, 108

  • Anse du Foulon, Quebec, 48

  • Anson, George, 17, 40, 122; voyage (1740-1744), 117, 118, 148, 164, 477; Voyage seeWalter, Richard

  • Antarctic, 107, 117, 431–2; currents, 311, 316, 317, 366; icebergs, 317, 362–3, 365; icefield, 317–18, 365, 366; pack ice, 317, 362, 436

  • Res.: Adv., 317–18; Res.(I), 362, 364–7; observations, 364, 365

  • Antarctic Circle, 321; crossing of, 317, 362, 364, 367

  • Antarctic Convergence, 311

  • Antarctic Current, 429, 434

  • Anticosti I., G. of St Lawrence, 43, 51, 64, 71

  • Apataki atoll, Tuamotu Is., 379n

  • Arapawa I., N.Z., 216

  • Arctic Circle, 102; crossing of, 618, 681

  • Arctic Ocean, 68; ice, 622–3, 635; icefield, 618, 620–1, 681–2; bears, 682; ducks, 620; walrus, 618, 619–20, 621

  • Res.: Dis., 618–22, 681–2; observations, 618

  • Arnold, John, watchmaker, 287, 288; see chronometers; see also Ships (Cook's), Adventure; Resolution

  • Aru or Aroe Is., Indonesia, 254

  • Arutua atoll, Tuamotu Is., 379n

  • Ascension I., Atlantic, 268, 440–1

  • Asia, 486, 487; see also Siberia

  • Assembly Row, Mile End, 75, 141, 692

  • Astronomers Sound, Dusky Sd, 324n

  • Astronomical Observations, 160, 221n

  • astronomy, 99–100, 114–16, 482; instruments see navigation; Venus, Transit of

  • Ata I. (Arrowtail; Pylstaert), Tonga Is., 354, 393

  • Ataongo (Otago), of Tongatapu, 351, 352, 354

  • Atehuru district, Tahiti, 381

  • Athapaskan Indians, 597n

  • Atiu I., Cook Is., 527–8

  • Atlantic Ocean, north, 14; End., 153–5, observations, 154, 155; Res.: Adv., 306–7; Res.(I), 440–1; Adv., 447; Res.(2), 508–509; Dis., 510; Res.: Dis., 685

  • Atlantic Ocean, south, 285; End., 155–6, 159; Res.: Adv., 308; Res.(I), 426–37; Adv., 447; Res.(2), 509; Dis., 510 charts, 286; Cook's charts, 286–7

  • Atlantic Ocean, south of 50°: fauna, 313, 314, 315, 317, 318; ice, 311–12; icebergs, 312, 313–14; icefield, 313; rafted ice, 314–15

    • Res.: Adv., 312–17; observations, 315

    • Atowai I., 653n; see Kauai I.

  • Aubert, Alexander, astronomer, 450

  • Augusta, dowager princess of Wales, 274

  • aurora australis, 320

  • aurora borealis, 581

  • Aush or Eastern Ona people, 161–2, 426, 427

  • Austral Is., Pacific, 196, 549

  • Australia (Cook's New South Wales), 53n, 110, 112, 113, 117, 251–2, 260n, 273; aborigines, 229, 230, 235, 241, 251–2; fauna and flora, 229–30, 233–4, 235, 236, 240, 247, 251; maps, 226–7

    • End., 227–50; Cook's chart, 250, 258; observations, 229, 241, 245, 250–1

    • see also New Holland; New South Wales; Queensland; Tasmania

  • Australian Antarctic Territory, 321

  • Austrialia del Espiritu Santo, 112, 260, 369, 394; see also New Hebrides

  • Avacha Bay, Kamchatka, Res., Dis., 679–681, 682–4

  • Avachinskaya, Mt, Kamchatka, 681

  • Avalonpeninsula, Newfoundland, 56, 57, 73

  • Ayton, Yorks, 4–5, 11, 91, 117, 284

  • Azores Is., 269, 441

  • Baffin, William, navigator, 476, 491, 687, 688

  • Baffin Bay, 478, 490–1, 687

  • Baker, George, captain Cuddalore, 125

  • Balabio I., New Caledonia, 414

  • Balade district, New Caledonia, 414

  • Balambangan, Sulu Sea, 105

  • Balboa: Nuñéz de Balboa, Vasco, 108

  • Baltic Sea, 7, 12, 14, 15

  • Banks, C., Aus., 230

  • Banks, Joseph, 142–3; patron, 501; portrait, 453; Royal Society council, 442, 450, 483, president, 693; social life, 273–4, 442–3, 448; see also Newfoundland

    • End., 144–7; journal, 290, 457–9; preparations Res. (I), 291–4, 296, 307; correspondence with Cook, 275, 309–310, 506, 511

    • reflections: on southern continent, 277, 279; on eating monkey, 261–2

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  • Banks, Sarah, 270

  • Banks peninsula, N.Z., 217, 222

  • Banks Strait, Tasmania, 322

  • Bantam Point, Sunda Strait, 256

  • Barbados I., W. Indies, 142, 287

  • Barclay, Patrick, Universal Traveller (1735), 77

  • Barfleur, C., Normandy, 20

  • Barnaby I., St Lawrence R., 41, 43, 44

  • Barnarda, Pedro de, 480

  • Barrett, James, seaman, 54n

  • Barrington, Daines, 482; patron of J. R. Forster, 303, 461–2, 464, 467, 468; plan for Northwest passage, 483–4, 487, 633; Summary observations (1776), 489n

  • Barrow, John, Navigatio Britannica, 13n

  • Barrow, Pt, Alaska, 623

  • Bartolozzi, Francesco, engraver, 448

  • Bashi channel, China sea, 684

  • Bass Strait, Aus., 227, 260n, 332

  • Batavia now Djakarta, 113, 114, 133, 253, 255; End., 256–8, 261–4; sickness, 262, 270

  • Bateman, Nathaniel, captain Northumberland, 53

  • Bateman Bay, Aus., 228

  • Batson's Coffee House, London, 295n

  • Batts, John, of Wapping, 61; dau. Elizabeth see Cook; wife Mary see Smith

  • Batz, I. of, Brittany, 20

  • Bauld, C., Newfoundland, 80

  • Bay Bulls, Newfoundland, 57, 58

  • Bayfield, Henry Wolsey, hydrographer, 97

  • Bayly, William, astronomer, 288; Adv., 301, observations, 336; Dis., 501; Res.(2), 683; see also chronometers

  • Bay of Islands, Newfoundland, 92–3

  • Bay of Islands, N.Z., 208, 209, 280, 518

  • Beauchamp, Lord, 273

  • Beaufort Sea, N.W. Terr., 623

  • Beauport, Quebec, 42, 47, 49

  • Becket, T. and P. A. de Hondt, publishers, 289–90

  • Behm or Bem, Magnus von, gov. Kamchatka, 636, 679, 680, 684

  • ‘Behring's Bay’, Alaska, 593

  • Bellamby Point, Aus., 228n

  • bell-bird (korimako), 212

  • Belle Isle, Strait of, 63, 71, 82, 84, 88; chart, 85

  • Belleoram or Belloram harbour, Newfoundland, 95

  • Benbow, Mt, Ambrim I., 396

  • Bennet, Frederick, canon, 694n

  • Bennett, John Leach, executor to Mrs Cook, 153n, 694

  • Bentinck, John Albert, captain Centaur, 290

  • Bering, Vitus, navigator, voyages; (1728), 117, 485, 486–7, 614, 617, 623–4; (1741), 485–6, 487, 490, 592, 599, 605, 606, 607, 632

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  • Bering I., Komandorskiye Is., 682

  • Bering Sea, 485, 623; Res.: Dis., 612–15, 624–9, 681, 682; observations, 613, 614, 615

  • Bering Strait, 117, 485, 486, 497, 623, 634; Res.: Dis., 615–17, 681, 682

  • Bermondsey, London, 61

  • Bermuda, 31

  • Berthoud, Ferdinand, watchmaker, 508

  • Besant, Sir Walter, Captain Cook (1890), 694n

  • Bessborough, William Ponsonby, earl of, 508

  • Bevis, John, astronomer, 89, 103, 131

  • Bic I., St Lawrence R., 41, 43, 44

  • Biddon James, surveyor, 71

  • Bingley's Journal, 269–70

  • Birch, Birch & Co., of Cornhill, 504n

  • Bird, John, instrument maker, 70, 89, 137, 182

  • Bird I., Bering Sea, 613; see St Matthew I.

  • Biscay, Bay of, 19, 28, 32

  • Bisset, Thomas, master Eagle, 17, 18n; master Pembroke, 24, 28; master Stirling Castle, 28n, 48

  • Blackburn, John, of Shadwell, 61

  • Blackburne, Anna, of Fairfield, 686

  • Black Swan, Holborn, 27

  • Blade, Sade & Many, of Mile End, 692n

  • Blanco, C., Oregon, 634

  • Bligh, William, 164, 552; master Res. (2), 498; charts, 692

  • Bligh I., Nootka Sound, 583

  • Bligh's Cap, Kerguelen I., 514

  • Blind Bay, N.Z., 220

  • Bliss, Nathaniel, astronomer, 101, 142

  • Blosset, Harriet, 273–4

  • Bloyd, Thomas, master Three Sisters, 91

  • Blue Pinion harbour, Newfoundland, 95

  • Boa Vista I., Cape Verde Is., 155, 509

  • Boenecha, Domingo de (Opeppe), 339n, 343

  • Bois or Boys, I. of, Newfoundland, 56

  • Bolsheretsk, Kamchatka, 679, 683

  • Bombay, 15

  • Bonavista, C., Newfoundland, 63, 77

  • Bonne Bay, Newfoundland, 87, 92

  • Booby I., Endeavour Strait, Aus., 250, 252

  • Borabora I., Society Is., 194, 387, 551, 561, 562, 566, 567, 569

  • Borda, Jean-Charles, captain Boussole, 508

  • Boscawen, Edward, admiral, 19, 21, 22, 31, 32, 33, 40, 41

  • Boscawen I., Pacific, 393; see Tafahi

  • Boscovich, Ruggiero Guiseppe, mathematician, 102

  • Boston, Mass., 480

  • Boswell, James, 291n, 451–2, 458, 475; Account of Corsica, 452

  • Boswell, Robert, seaman, 54n

  • Bosworth, D., 274n

  • Botany Bay, Aus., 230, 231, 233, 694

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  • Bougainville, Louis Antoine de, 123–4; a.d.c. Montcalm, 42, 43, 48; voyage (1766-9), 124, 154n, 156, 261, 267, 343, 372, 569; on Cook's chart, 287

    • Voyage autour du Monde (1771), 289, 348, 394

  • Bougainville Strait, New Hebrides, 395, 408

  • Boulton, John George, hydrographer, 97

  • Boulton, Matthew, engineer, 291

  • Bouvet, Lozier, navigator, 118; voyage (1739), 117, 123, 286, 311–12

  • Bouvet I., S. Atlantic, 312n, 432, 438

  • Bowles, Carington, publisher, 89, 94

  • Boxey harbour, Newfoundland, 95

  • Braddock, Gen. Edward, 29

  • Bradley, James, astronomer, 142

  • Brand, Christoffel, merchant, 308, 310, 438

  • Bransfield, Edward, explorer, 366

  • Brazil, 140, 147, 155; see also Rio de Janeiro

  • Break Sea Spit, Aus., 232