The collection comprises of material relating to Gertrude's brother, the Arctic explorer William Edward Parry.
Gertrude Parry collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Gertrude Parry
- Dates of Creation1822
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionPapers (1 volume)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Gertrude [Gatty] Parry was born in 1788 in Bath, daughter of the eminent physician Caleb Hillier Parry and sister to the Arctic explorer William Edward Parry. After the death of William Edward Parry's wife, Isabella, in 1839, Gertrude moved into the family home in London, taking care of her brother's four children before his second marriage in 1841. She died in 1848.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Parry of the Arctic, the life story of Admiral Sir Edward Parry 1790-1855 by Ann Parry, Chatto & Windus, London (1963) SPRI Library Shelf 92[Parry, W.E.]
Other Finding Aids
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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