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Selected resources on the European and American exploration of the Northwest Coast

Travel Narratives in the Rare Book Collection

John Hawkesworth, compiler. An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Carteret, Captain Wallis and Captain Cook in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour, drawn up from the Journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the Papers of Joseph Banks, esq. (1773)

James Cook, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean: undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere : to determine the position and extent of the west side of North America ; its distance from Asia ; and the practicability of a northern passage to Europe (1784)

Zimmermann's Captain Cook: An Account of the Third Voyage of Captain Cook around the World, 1776-1780 (1930 republication of 1781 edition)

The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery (1955-74 edition)

John Meares, Voyages made in the Years 1788 and 1789, from China to the North West Coast of America (1790)

George Vancouver, A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World: in which the Coast of North-West America has been carefully examined and accurately surveyed (1798)

William Beresford, A Voyage Round the World, but more particularly to the North-West Coast of America, performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in the King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon (1789)

Stephen Reynolds, The Voyage of the New Hazard to the Northwest Coast, Hawaii and China, 1810-1813 (1938)

Gabriel Franchere, Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America in the Years 1811, 1812, 1813, and 1814, or, The First American Settlement of the Pacific (1854)

Camille de Roquefeuil, A Voyage Round the World, between the Years 1816-1819 (1823)

Charles Wilkes, Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition. During the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842 (1845)

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