Oxford Index Search Results

You are looking at 1-20 of 98 items for:

George Vancouver x clear all

Refine by type

Refine by product

 

George Vancouver

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

(1757–98),

English navigator and explorer. He began his career in the Royal Navy as a midshipman when he served under Captain James Cook on his second and third voyages. He...

See overview in Oxford Index

Vancouver, George

Steven E. Kagle.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Maps and Map-making. 784 words.

Vancouver, George (22 June 1757–12 May 1798), explorer and naval officer, was born in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England, the son of John Jasper Vancouver, deputy collector of customs, and...

Go to American National Biography Online »  home page

George Vancouver

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

(1757–98),

English navigator and explorer. He began his career in the Royal Navy as a midshipman when he served under Captain James Cook on his second and third voyages. He...

See overview in Oxford Index

Vancouver, George (1757–1798), naval officer and hydrographer

Andrew C. F. David.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Oceanography and Hydrology. 2444 words.

Vancouver, George (1757–1798), naval officer and hydrographer, was born in Fincham Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, on 22 June 1757, the sixth and youngest child of John Jasper Vancouver (d....

Go to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography »  home page

Vancouver, George (1757–98)

Daniel Francis.

in The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Regional and National History. 201 words.

(1757–98), British naval explorer.

After accompanying Captain James Cook on two of his epic voyages through the Pacific,

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Vancouver, George (1758?–98)

James D. Hart and Phillip W. Leininger.

in The Oxford Companion to American Literature

January 1995; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (American). 53 words.

(1758?–98),

English naval explorer who came to the Northwest coast of America in 1792 via Australia and the

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Vancouver, George (<i>c.</i> 1758–98)

Roy C. Bridges.

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 97 words.

(c. 1758–98).

Born in King's Lynn, Vancouver was originally only a seaman on *Cook's second voyage,

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Vancouver, George (<i>c.</i>1758–98)

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 97 words.

Born in King’s Lynn, Vancouver was originally only a seaman on *Cook’s second voyage, but rose to

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Vancouver, George (1757–98)

Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 503 words.

(1757–98),

English navigator and explorer. He began his career in the Royal Navy as a midshipman when

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Vancouver, George (1757–1798)

Andrew C. F. David.

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 836 words.

(1757–1798),

captain in the Royal Navy and hydrographic surveyor of the northwest coast of North America. Vancouver was

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

<b>Game in the Garden: A Human History of Wildlife in Western Canada to 1940.</b> By George Colpitts. Vancouver and Toronto: UBC Press, 2002. x + 205 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. Cloth $75.00, paper $29.95

Karen Wonders.

in Environmental History

October 2007; p ublished online October 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental History; Environment; Environmentalist Thought and Ideology (Social Science). 0 words.

Go to Oxford Journals »  home page

Whidbey (Australia, USA)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 36 words.

USA (Washington): an island named after Lieutenant Joseph Whidbey (1757–1833), one of George Vancouver’s officers, who played

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

King George Sound (Western Australia/Australia)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 25 words.

Charted and named by Captain George Vancouver in 1791 after the reigning British king, George III.

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

King George Sound (Western Australia/Australia)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 25 words.

Charted and named by Captain George Vancouver in 1791 after the reigning British king, George III.

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

King George Sound (Western Australia/Australia)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 25 words.

King George III Sound

Charted and named by Captain George Vancouver in 1791 after the reigning British king, George

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Rainier (Washington/USA)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 67 words.

A mountain named by Captain George Vancouver who surveyed this part of the west coast of North America in

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Mount Rainier (Maryland/USA)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 40 words.

A city named after the mountain in Washington State. The mountain was named in 1792 by Captain George Vancouver

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Western Australia (Australia)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 62 words.

New Holland

A state given this name in 1829 when it became a British colony, Captain George Vancouver having

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Whidbey (Australia, USA)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 36 words.

USA (Washington): an island named after Lieutenant Joseph Whidbey (1757–1833), one of George Vancouver's officers, who played

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Whidbey (Australia, USA)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 36 words.

USA (Washington): an island named after Lieutenant Joseph Whidbey (1757–1833), one of George Vancouver's officers, who played

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page