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Shop our selection of original newspapers that include content on the famous Captain Cook. Captain James Cook was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand. (source: Wikipedia). Newspapers with mention of Captain Cook are quite desirable. Reading the reports within the context of other news of the day provides a depth of understanding not found through other authentic source material of the period. The available newspapers with Captain Cook content are shown below. Please enjoy.
September 7, 1771
BINGLEY'S JOURNAL, London, Sept. 7, 1771
* Captain James Cook
* H.M.B. Endeavour expedition
* "Isle of Handsome Women"
The front page has a report concerning the explorations of Captain James Cook, noting: "...on board the Endeavour we learn...that the principal natives of Utahitee, at meals, are attended by many servants who feed their masters..." &... See More
June 6, 1772
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, June 6, 1772
* Captain James Cook
* Daniel Solander - naturalist
* Preparing for South Seas voyage
The middle of the front page has: "The Adventure, one of the ships going to the South Seas with Dr. Solander & Mr. Banks, is arrived at Plymouth & has sailed into Hamoaze in order to have some necessary repairs done before she proceeds o... See More
June 16, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, June 16, 1777
* Captain James Cook explorations
* Revolutionary War
Nearly two-thirds of the front page is taken up with: "Extract from Mr. Forster's Voyage round the World: Containing an Account of an Unfortunate Accident which happened at the island of Tanna [Tonga]" Forster was a part of Captain James Cooks second voyage to the Pac... See More
June 24, 1777
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 24, 1777 The entire front page is taken up with a lengthy discussion of a pamphlet titled: "Address to Edmund Burke on his late Letter relative to the Affairs of America." which carries over a bit to pg. 2. An inside page is almost entirely taken up with an excellent & detailed account titled: "Extracts from A Voyage round the Worl... See More
Item #587924THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1779 Near the back is a review of a book titled: "Political, Miscellaneous, & Philosophical Pieces, Written by Benjamin Franklin..." (see).
Some talk of "American News" near the back, with mention that: "...Fort Stanwix was surprized & taken by Sir John Johnson...at the head of 1500 loyalists & Indian warri... See More
February 1, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 1, 1780 A page 2 report reads in its entirety: "Capt. Cook's rising, from being the son of a day labourer to the distinguished rank he held in the British navy, is a proof what superior abilities can do, when they have a proper field to display themselves in. For what of this, 'many a rose, as the poet has finely expressed it, blooms unseen... See More
September 1, 1780
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Sept. 1, 1780 Inside includes: "...letter from Sir Henry Clinton...very full...& explicit on our affairs in America...account of Sir Henry's several times reconnoitering Washington's lines & he has given it as his opinion they are so strong & judiciously formed that unless he alters his position it would be hazardous to attack them... See More
September 25, 1780
THE EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Sept. 25, 1780
* Concerning the death of Captain James Cook
* Revolutionary War original reporting
Page 2 includes: "...mention the captures of 2 French and 4 American privateers; that those seas, by the vigilance of his Majesty's cruisers, are cleared of the enemy...that the English having invaded the Jerseys, the militia assembled, & stopp... See More
September 27, 1780
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Sept. 27, 1780
* HMS Resolution & Discovery
* Post Captain James Cook journeys
Page 2 has a report noting: "Advices have been received at the Admiralty from the commanding officer of the Resolution and Discovery (the ships with which the great and unfortunate Capt. Cook undertook his expedition of the South Seas) and brings an authenti... See More
Item #593670THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1784 This periodical was the first ever to use the word "magazine" in its title.
Among the items in this issue is a rather large foldout plate titled: "View of the New River, as Conveyed Through the Frame at Bush Hill" (see photos) with an accompanying article.
There is a nice article: "On the General Post Office & Pos... See More
Item #601223THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1784
* James Cook in the Pacific ocean
* Early Blanchard balloon flight
* Judaica item
Among the items in this issue is a continued article of over 4 1/2 pages on: "Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean" which is a tremendous amount of detail on his journey through the South Pacific from August 12 thru early November, 1... See More
October 10, 1785
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Oct. 10, 1785
* Captain James Cook
Page 3 has a letter which begins with a passing reference to Captain Cook and his explorations, with: "On reading the narration of the voyages performed by Captains Cook, Clerk, and Gore, when in the latitudes, bearings, etc. of places very remote from us..." (see). Pg. 3 also has a lengthy ad headed: &qu... See More
May 17, 1786
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, May 17, 1786
* Captain James Cook mention
Page 2 has an item noting: "We have authority to say that the Captain Roberts who was murdered in France some days since is not the Mr. Roberts who accompanied Captain Cook in his two last voyages round the world, that gentleman being at this time in perfect health."
Four pages, very n... See More
Item #638572SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1789 of the "Gentleman's Magazine", London. This is the supplementary issue issued at the end of the year, with much of the content taken up with: "Parliamentary Proceedings of the Lords and Commons". Of special interest is a letter datelined from New York headed: "American Passport from Dr. Franklin for Captain Cook" which includes a... See More
Item #640682THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1795
The first page makes reference to Capt. Cook and a letter from Ben Franklin: "...not to consider that great navigator as an enemy if he should happen to fall into their hands..." (see).
Further inside are 1 1/2 pages taken up with the issue of whether George Washington was ever a commissioned officer in the British milit... See More
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