Barrow, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 116/9/1-41;D Letters (41) to William Penny, 10 April 1850 to 29 January 1860 [Regarding Arctic exploration, grant of land, the first screw whale ship, mention of Rae, McClure, Colonial Office, Jane, Lady Franklin and McClintock] 63 leaves, mainly holograph
  • MS 1226/2/1-3;D Letters (3) to Sir James Clark Ross, 1848-1855 [Personal news, papers for Franklin] 3 leaves, holograph
  • MS 248/340;D Letter (extract) to W P Snow, 26 June 1857 [Regarding fund raising for Franklin search expedition] holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to the search for Sir John Franklin and the missing British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1848, and general Arctic exploration.



Related Material

Correspondence by Barrow can also be found amongst the Back loan collection held at the Institute 9MS 395/37;BL Letters (5) to George Back, 1849-1855 [Regarding meeting with Sir Edward Parry and F W Beechey, ships fitting out for Bering Strait, general news, Sherard Osborn's editing of Investigator journal] 6 leaves)