Fascination with Cook's final voyage is such that journalistic works and books have continued to be published for centuries afterwards. Born in 1760, James Trevenen was a midshipman on the Resolution and later on the Discovery. A manuscript volume of his nautical notes resides in the Provincial Archives of Victoria. They form the basis for a Navy Records Society volume that varies slightly from the Provincial Archives version. After Cook's death, Trevenen annotated his own copy of James King's volume of the official version of the voyage. He later sailed with his friend Captain James King in the West Indies and died in military action against the Swedes in 1790 after he took a commission as captain in the Russian navy. He made his will in St. Petersburg just prior to the engagement. His brother-in-law the Vice-Admiral Sir Charles V. Penrose took Trevenen's diary notes of Cook's voyage and published them after his death. This Penrose manuscript is at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.


A Memoir of James Trevenen (London: Navy Records Society, vol. CI, 1959). Edited by Lloyd, Christopher; Anderson, R.C.

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