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Captain Cook journal on sale

PUBLISHED: 14:49 31 March 2009 | UPDATED: 10:46 11 August 2010

EXPLORATION enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the sale of Captain Cook s journal which he kept on his last voyage to the Pacific. Captain James Cook was married to Elizabeth Batts in St Margaret s Church, Barking, on December 21 1762. His journal from the

EXPLORATION enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the sale of Captain Cook's journal which he kept on his last voyage to the Pacific.

Captain James Cook was married to Elizabeth Batts in St Margaret's Church, Barking, on December 21 1762.

His journal from the last of three voyages he made to the Pacific Ocean is expected to fetch £25,000 to £35,000 at auction.

It was on this final journey to the islands of the Pacific in 1779 that Cook was killed by natives in Hawaii.

The journal goes on sale at Bonhams in New York on April 6.


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