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many beautiful items is a letter from the Russian voyager Grigory Mulovsky to Georg Forster about their planned Pacific and Australian voyage in 1787; a charming letter by an elderly Louis de Bougainville to his fellow Pacific-voyager Louis de Freycinet, regarding a veteran of the Baudin voyage; a detailed letter from the Revolutionary War hero John Paul Jones to Thomas Jefferson regarding the outifitting of the La Pérouse voyage; the original manuscript log of the "Marquis of Rockingham" on its first and only voyage before being purchased by the Navy Board and renamed HMS Resolution for Cook's second voyage; and an amazing letter and ship's manifest for an early trading voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Sydney on board the Rose.
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