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Biographical entry Dalrymple, Alexander (1737 - 1808)

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Born
24 July 1737
New Hailes, Scotland
Died
19 June 1808
Occupation
Hydrographer and Geographer

Summary

Alexander Dalrymple, an employee of the East India Co. from 1752, published a number of books about the unexplored Pacific area and was recommended as 'particularly suitable' for the mission to the Pacific to observe the transit of Venus in 1769.

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Alexander Dalrymple - Records, 1784 - 1806, MS 43; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Joseph Banks - Records, 1745 - 1820, MS 9; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Dalrymple, Alexander, An Account of the Discoveries Made in the South Pacifick Ocean, Hordern House for the Australian National Maritime Museum, Potts Point, 1996, various pagings pp. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.