Arthur de Capell Brooke

Arthur de Capell Brooke
Født22. juni 1791[1]Rediger på Wikidata
NorthamptonshireRediger på Wikidata
Død6. desember 1858[2][1]Rediger på Wikidata (67 år)
Far Sir Richard de Capell Brooke, 1st BaronetRediger på Wikidata
Mor Mary WorgeRediger på Wikidata
Beskjeftigelse Skribent, geografRediger på Wikidata
Nasjonalitet Det forente kongerike Storbritannia og Irland, Kongeriket Storbritannia (–1801)Rediger på Wikidata
Medlem av Royal SocietyRediger på Wikidata
Utmerkelser Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow of the Royal Geographical SocietyRediger på Wikidata
DebutTravels through Sweden, Norway, and Finmark… (1823)

Arthur de Capell Brooke (født 22. oktober 1791, død 6. desember 1858) var en britisk baronett og reisende forfatter, også i Norge. Han ble medlem av Royal Society i 1823 og var med på etableringen av oppdagerklubben «Raleigh Club» i 1827.

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I Norge reiste han i 1820 langs norskekysten og bemerket følgende om de observerte sjømonstre:

  • «Off Otersoen… It was of considerable length, and longer than it appeared, as it lay in large coils above the water to the height of many feet. Its head was shaped like that of a serpent; but he could not tell whether it had teeth or not. He said it emitted a very strong odour and that the boatmen were afraid to approach near it.»[trenger referanse]
  • «At Alstahoeg I found the Bishop of the Nordlands (another clergyman!) who was an eye-witness to the appearance of two in the Bay of Sorsund, on the Drontheim Fjord… They were swimming in large folds, part of which were seen above the water, and the length of the largest he judged to be about one hundred feet. They were of a darkish grey colour, the heads hardly discernible, from their being almost under water.»[trenger referanse]

Hans informanter i dette var amtmannen i Finnmark, sogneprest Marcus Fredrik Steen i Karlsøy, sognepresten Peter Vogelius Deinboll i Vadsø (1816–1824), og «the bishop of Nordland» Mathias Bonsak Krogh. Senere, i 1823 var han reisende mellom Alta og Torneå og fant at de som bodde der drakk kaffe.[trenger referanse]


Han skrev og tegnet i flere utgivelser vedrørende sine erfaringer:

  • Travels through Sweden, Norway, and Finmark to the North Cape, in the Summer of 1820, (1823)
  • Winter Sketches in Lapland (1826) -- «Illustrations of a Journey from Alten on the Shores of the Polar Sea in 60o 55" North Lat. through Norwegian, Russian, and Swedish Lapland to Torneå at the Extremity of the Gulf of Bothnia. Intended to Exhibit a Complete View of the Mode of Travelling with Rein-Deer, the most Striking Incidents that Occured during the Journey, and the General Character of the Winter Scenery of Lapland.»
  • A Winter in the North Cape, John Murray, London (1827) – «with various Observations relating to Finmark and its Inhabitants; made during a Residence at Hammerfest, near the North Cape»
  • Sketches in Spain and Morocco, London (1831)


  1. ^ a b Social Networks and Archival Context, 9. okt. 2017, Arthur de Capell Brooke, w6866x2q
  2. ^ Comité des travaux historiques et scientifiques, Arthur SUPPLE, 122823

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