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Fonds AM446 - Borough of King's Lynn collection

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Borough of King's Lynn collection

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  • Textual record

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  • 1957 (Creation)
    Borough of King's Lynn

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1 volume of textual records (0.02 m)

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Captain George Vancouver, R.N., was born in the Borough of King's Lynn in Norfolk, England, on 22 June 1757, to John and Bridget Vancouver. John Vancouver, gentleman, was appointed Collector of Town Dues in 1748.

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The collection consists of extracts taken from the Corporation Hall Books of King's Lynn which have reference to John Vancouver, 1748-1774. The manuscript was commissioned by the Borough Council of King's Lynn.

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Presented to Vancouver City Council in June 1957 by J.A. Claxton, Mayor of the Borough of King's Lynn, on the occasion of the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of Captain Vancouver.


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Volume formerly located at 562-D-01 fld 04

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  • Box: 811-B-06 fld 01