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Official letter of appointment, headed with John Gore Esqu hereby appointed Captain of His Majesty's Ship the Royal George

2008.0021.0024

Official letter of appointment, headed with John Gore Esqu hereby appointed Captain of His Majesty's Ship the Royal George

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Physical description

An official letter of appointment for John Gore to Captain on stained white paper. . The printed and handwritten text reads "To John Gore Esqu. (A) hereby appointed/ Captain of His Majesty's Ship the Royal George /? / Given under / our hands and the Seat of the Office of the admiralty this Nineteenth / day of July 1821 In the second Year of His Majesty's Reign. / [signatures]". The top left on the document has been cut away, a blue square piece is to the left and an embossed stamp of an anchor and rope is below. The back of the letter has a small paper stamp with a crown and other images on it.

Statement of significance

The Gallaway-Gore collection consists of a number of objects, including a sword and scabbard, a family bible and prayer book, several framed portraits, and a number of family papers including letters, deeds, wills, birth and marriage certificates pertaining to the Gore-Gallaway family.

There is a long history of achievement among the generations of the Gore-Gallaway family, including three generations of maritime service, from Captain John Gore senior, who sailed with Captain James Cook on the Endeavour, his son Rear Admiral John Gore junior, who migrated to Australia and settled the property 'Gilmour' near Lake Bathurst, to his grandson Graham Gore, who was lost on the Franklin expedition. This history, as well as the family's subsequent experiences on 'Gilmour', are documented within the collection.

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