Brevoort, papers 1875

Scope and Content

  • MS 1202/3;MJ Biographical sketch of Joseph Ebierbing, May 1875 [Eskimo companion of Charles Francis Hall] microfilm

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1860, Charles Francis Hall sailed to the Arctic for the first time on the US whaling and Franklin search expedition, 1860-1862, planning to visit King William Island to find any relics of Franklin's expedition and to search the adjacent coast for possible survivors. During the 1860 winter, Hall befriended the English-speaking Eskimo couple, Ebierbing (Joe) and Tookoolito (Hannah), who became his companions for the rest of the expedition and accompanied him on subsequent expeditions.



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The Institute holds an archival collection for Charles Hall

Additional Information

Marine Historical Association, Mystic Connecticut (1982)