Guide to the Papers of Lord Sandwich, 1718-1792
Collection number: MS 7218

Valentine Green, 1739-1813. Portrait of John Montagu, Earl of Sandwich, Viscount Hinchingbrook [sic], First Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty, 1774.

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The papers comprise: (i) a letter of John Hawkesworth, who edited the published account of Cook's first voyage (ii) a letter of James Cook written to Sandwich during the third voyage (iii) letters relating to the publication in 1784 of the account of the third voyage, together with some letters from the British Ambassador in St Petersburg referring to the visits of the expedition to Kamchatka in 1778 and 1779. The principal correspondents are Sir Joseph Banks, the lawyer and naturalist Daines Barrington, the Reverend John Douglas (later Bishop of Salisbury) who edited the publication, and Captain James King who commanded HMS Discovery in 1779-80, following the death of Captain Charles Clerke.