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Captain Cook, the Resolution

Source: The Illustrated London News, Sept 8, 1883

In the account, last week, of the articles represented by our Sketches at the international Fisheries Exhibition, it was erroneously stated that Lady Brassey had contributed to the Boat Gallery the elaborately carved figure-head of a grand canoe which belonged to the natives of Queen Charlotte's Sound in 1774, and in which the chiefs of the tribe came to meet Captain Cook when his ship, the Resolution, lay in that harbour on his second voyage of discovery. We find, however, that this article was not contributed by Lady Brassey, but by Mr. F. A. Burt, of 56, Grosvenor-road, Westminster, whose name is given in the official catalogue. We may add that, as some American collectors were in treaty for its purchase, Captain Mowlem, of Wellington, New Zealand, who presented it to Mr. Burt, may be said to have been fortunate in securing to his friends in England the possession of this interesting object.