Author Results for Professor J. G. Beaglehole D. Litt.

The Eva G.R. Taylor Memorial Lecture: Some Problems of Cook’s Biographer

By Professor J. G. Beaglehole D. Litt.

The theme of this lecture is the inadequacy of James Cook’s first biography. Rev. Andrew Kippis, used the seven volumes of the officially published Voyages as his main source, and did not use any contemporary sources such as Cook’s sister, people in the Whitby coal trade or those who knew him as a youth. Nor […] Read More

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