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 George Vancouver & the Antler Comb 
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This week on BBC Radio Norfolk they are featuring history within the county, and tomorrow they are speaking about Captain George Vancouver and which I believe will feature the Antler comb at the Sainsbury Centre in Norwich which was discovered on one of his voyages.

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That's a neat artifact.

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susan wrote:
That's a neat artifact.





Yes, it certainly does. I wouldn't mind seeing it for myself one day.


.... and p.s. for anyone interested, the programme about the comb is beng transmitted at 11.00 GMT.


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Listening to the broadcast at the moment, apparently the comb was found by a midshipman - Thomas Dobson. Out of curiosity, is anything known about him?


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Mil Goose wrote:



Listening to the broadcast at the moment, apparently the comb was found by a midshipman - Thomas Dobson. Out of curiosity, is anything known about him?



Thomas James Dobson, of the DAEDALUS, storeship, removed by Vancouver to the DISCOVERY as midshipman because of his knowledge of the Spanish language. Interpreter in discussions between Vancouver and Quadra. Born Clapham 1771.
Lieutenant, 9th November, 1798.


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IONIA wrote:
Mil Goose wrote:



Listening to the broadcast at the moment, apparently the comb was found by a midshipman - Thomas Dobson. Out of curiosity, is anything known about him?



Thomas James Dobson, of the DAEDALUS, storeship, removed by Vancouver to the DISCOVERY as midshipman because of his knowledge of the Spanish language. Interpreter in discussions between Vancouver and Quadra. Born Clapham 1771.
Lieutenant, 9th November, 1798.




Thanks, Peter. It's good to have more information about Dobson, and particularly about his knowledge of Spanish. What amazing information you give us. Thanks again!


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