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Title Original Book of Orders and Letters of Commodore George Anson during his voyage around the world in the Centurion, 1740-1743, relating the capture of Spanish ships, and the difficulties in obtaining supplies on the coast of China
Section Section I: Cultural Contacts, 1492-1969
Date 1740-1743
Document Type Manuscript, Correspondence
Library British Library
Reference Add Mss 15855
Names Commodore George Anson, Gonzales de Salazor (f2), Viceroy of Canton (f8), Edward Legge (f23v), Thomas Pelham Holles, Duke of Newcastle (ff44, 47, 64, 154, 161), Joshua Burchett (ff47, 64), President of Chile (f89v), Admiral Pizzaro (f89v)
Places Latin America, Central America, Mexico, Acapulco (f106), Port of San Francisco de Paita (f2), Santa Fe, St Catherine's (f31v), Island of Fenion (f128), Asia, China, Canton (f130), Madeira (f44)
Topics orders, letters, Centurion, accounts, financial records, trade, instructions to traders (f8), crew figures (f19v), slavery (ff11, 100v, 109v), correspondence relating to Anson's expedition (f31v), ships provisions (ff31v, 32v, 33, 61, 64, 76, 96, 115, 128v, 131v), naval intelligence (ff72, 106, 133v), use of ciphers (ff47, 64, 90), Spanish empire, Spanish prisoners (ff87, 90, 99, 100v, 103v, 109v, 118, 144v), capture of Spanish ships (ff87, 99, 103v, 117v, 141v), The Nuestra Senora de Covodonga (f141v), sinking of Gloucester (f125), crew of Gloucester (f127), treasure of Gloucester (f131v), map of Acapulco (f106)
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