The collection comprises of correspondence by Fitzroy to Jane, Lady Franklin regarding the British Franklin Search Expedition, 1857-1859 (leader Francis McClintock)
GB 15 M Fitzroy collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 M Fitzroy
- Dates of Creation1857
- Name of Creator
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (1 leaf)
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Administrative / Biographical History
M Fitzroy was a contemporary of the Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin (1786-1847). Along with many others he was involved with the search for Franklin and the British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1848.
The correspondence with Jane Franklin is arranged chronologically
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Arctic, exploration and development c500 BC to 1915, an encyclopaedia by Clive Holland Garland Publishing, London (1994) and Exploring Polar Frontiers, a historical encyclopaedia by William Mills San Diego and Oxford, 2003
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Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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