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Guide to the Invoice for Stores Consumed on the Amazone, Signed by Lapérouse, and Portraits of Lapérouse



Manuscript Collection No.: 5586
Accession No.: 5586-001
Creator: Lapérouse, Jean Francois de Galaup, comte de, 1741-1788 , creator
Title: Invoice for stores consumed on the Amazone, signed by La Pérouse, and portraits of La Pérouse
Dates : 1779-1828
Quantity: 0.21 cubic feet (1 box)
Languages: Collection materials are inEnglishandFrench.




Biographical Note

French naval officer and explorer Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse was born on August 22, 1741 in Albi, France. He began his career with the French navy as a teenager and continued to rise through the ranks before he was promoted to captain in 1780. He fought in many campaigns against the British, including the Seven Years’ War and the American Revolution. During the American Revolution, he commanded a campaign against British settlements along the Hudson Bay. He also was placed in command of theAmazone, a 26-gun frigate. TheAmazonecaptured twelve British ships in 1778 alone. In 1779, La Pérouse and theAmazoneengaged with British forces off the island of Grenada and the coast of Savannah, Georgia.

After the American Revolution, La Pérouse began an expedition to explore the Pacific Ocean. In addition to sailing through the ocean’s tropical waters, in 1786 La Pérouse and his crew onLa Boussole, accompanied by theAstrolabe, reached the southern coast of Alaska and continued to sail south to California’s Monterey Bay. From there,La Boussolereached Macau in South China on January 3, 1787 and explored the Asian Pacific coast. At the end of that year, while sailing through the Navigator Islands, a party from theAstrolabewas attacked and killed. La Pérouse continued to explore the area before departing from eastern Australia on March 10, 1788. He and his crew were never heard from again.

In 1828, French explorer Jules-Sébastien-César Dumont d’Urville found wreckage ofLa Boussoleon Vanikoro, one of the Santa Cruz (now Solomon) Islands. According to residents of Vanikoro, about thirty men from the ship had been murdered onshore, although some had managed to escape.

Scope and Content

Inventory of stores consumed on theAmazone, fourteen portraits of La Pérouse, and print "Vanikoro."

Terms of Access

Open to all users.

Terms of Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info

Provenance of this collection is unknown, but may have been compiled by the noted La Pérouse collector, Edward Weber Allen.

Processing Info

Processed by J. MacDowell; processing completed in 2015


Inventory

  
Accession No. 5586-001
Laperouse Invoice for stores consumed on the Amazone, signed by Lapérouse, and portraits of Lapérouse, 1779-1828
0.21 cubic feet (1 box)
Scope and Content
Original inventory, in French, of stores consumed on theAmazonebetween January 1 and February 15, 1779, submitted by Goyon de Mallévre and signed by the ship’s master, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse. Also included is an English translation of the inventory, fourteen portraits of La Pérouse (most of which appear to be plates removed from books), and a print entitled “Vanikoro,” which depicts naval officer Jules Dumont d’Urville dedicating a monument to La Pérouse before his own crew and natives of the island.
Terms of Access
Open to all users.
Terms of Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington.
Acquisition Info
Provenance of this collection is unknown, but may have been compiled by the noted La Pérouse collector, Edward Weber Allen.
Processing Info
Processed by J. MacDowell in 2015.
Box/FolderDate
1/1Inventory of stores consumed on the Amazone1779
1/2Portraits of Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouseundated
1/3"Vanikoro" print1828

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Lapérouse, Jean Francoise Galaup, comte de, 1741-1788--Archives.
Subjects:
Personal Papers/Corporate Records
Last modified: December 5, 2015
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