in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Oceanography and Hydrology. 827 words.
Des Barres, Joseph Frederick Wallet (1721–1824), hydrographer and colonial official, was born in November 1721, either in Basel, Switzerland, or in Paris, the eldest child of Joseph-Léonard...