Narrative account by Lieut Richard Pickersgill of the voyage of HMS RESOLUTION, 1772-1773.

Richard Pickersgill, narrative account of the voyage of the RESOLUTION, Capt Cook, 1772-73, see appendix.
Pickersgill was the Third Lieutenant on board the Resolution. The journal gives an intimate insight into life on board ship. He describes the "arduous enterprise" of crossing the Antarctic Circle, the "charming sight of New Zealand and encounters with peoples of the South Seas. His description of their customs is perhaps less sympathetic than that of James Cook.

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Object Details

ID: JOD/56
Type: Manuscript
Display location: Not on display
Vessels: Resolution (purchased 1771)
Date made: 1772-01-01 - 1773-12-31; 1772-1773
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Parts: Journals and Diaries (Manuscript)

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