Ref NoMS 9882
TitleVocabularies of the language of the Friendly Islands [Tonga], compiled at Tongatabu [Tongatapu], and of the language of New Caledonia.
Date(s) of Creation1793
Level of DescriptionCollection
Extent9 volumes
Name of CreatorExpedition of Entrecasteaux; 1791-1794
Held at:SOAS University of London
Custodial HistoryFormerly part of the library of the Orientalist and linguist William Marsden (1754-1836), a portion of which he presented to King's College London in 1835.
Source of AcquisitionA selection of William Marsden's manuscript collection was transferred from King's College London to SOAS shortly after the School's foundation in 1916.
DescriptionCompiled by the officers of the French frigates L'Espérance and La Recherche, includes some documents in French on the crews of the two ships and on instructions for the voyage in 1793.
Access StatusTemporarily Closed
Conditions Governing ReproductionFor permission to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library in the first instance
Language(s) of MaterialFrench
Archivist's NoteSource of Description: P. Mander-Jones (ed.), ‘Manuscripts in the British Isles Relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific’, 1972, University of Press of Hawaii; added to SOAS Archive Catalogue, June 2014
Access Points - Person, Corporate & Family Names
Name CodePerson, Corporate or Family NameType of Entity
GB/SOASNAF/C505Expedition of Entrecasteaux; 1791-1794Corporate
Access Points - Places
Place CodePlace Name
6255151Oceania
4032283Tonga
4032279Tongatapu
2139685New Caledonia
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