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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Lance Bertelsen The first descriptions of Hawaiian surfing were written by David Samwell, surgeon of HMS Discovery , and James King, second lieutenant of HMS Resolution , in the months bracketing Captain James Cook’s death at Kealakekua Bay on 14 February 1779. In his journal entry for 22 January...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 16–33.
Published: 01 September 2021
... to advance any further at home were the able seaman Heinrich Zimmermann, the surgeon's mate David Samwell, and the second lieutenant John Rickman. Together, these three show that Enlightenment could emerge from various levels, rather than only from the top down. Heinrich Zimmermann was a twenty-six-year...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 64–99.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the journals of David Samwell and Cook himself), an expanded appreciation of the political alliances and prejudices of these men and others may help us to understand the voyage journals not only as histories of exploration but also, as Scott Ashley writes, as “a record of rivalries, friendships...