William Robert Broughton's Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific 1795-1798
  • Release Date : 17 February 2016
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 398 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781134767571
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Download or read book entitled William Robert Broughton's Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific 1795-1798 by author: Andrew David which was release on 17 February 2016 and published by CRC Press with total page 398 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Edited and richly annotated by Lt Cdr Andrew David, this volume offers for the first time a complete transcript of the handwritten journal kept by William Broughton on his voyage to the North Pacific (1795-1798), together with supplementary letters and the journal of Broughton's journey across Mexico (1793). An extensive introduction by Professor Barry Gough places the voyage in its historical context. Broughton had first visited the North Pacific in 1792 in command of the brig Chatham during Vancouver's voyage. When negotiations between Vancouver and Juan Francisco Bodega y Quadra reached an impasse, Broughton was sent back to London to seek fresh instructions, travelling across Mexico and returning to Europe in Spanish ships. Back in London in July 1793 he was appointed in command of the sloop Providence with orders to rejoin Vancouver in the Pacific, taking with him the astronomer John Crosley.