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Basil Hall (1788–1844)

Hall, Basil. A British naval officer and traveler; born at Edinburgh, Dec. 31, 1788; died at Portsmouth, England, Sept. 11, 1844. He accompanied Lord Amherst’s embassy to China (1815–17), assisting in important explorations of the eastern seas; and visited the United States in 1827. He wrote: ‘Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea, etc.’ (1818); ‘Travels in North America’ (1829); ‘Fragments of Voyages and Travels’ (1831–33), his best work; and others.