Davis, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 116/17;D Letter to William Penny, 2 June 1853 [Asks him to procure a specimen of an Eskimo skull] holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

William Penny was born on 12 July 1809 at Peterhead, Scotland. He made his first whaling voyage at the age of twelve, sailing to the Greenland Sea in Alert under the command of his father



Related Material

The Institute holds an archival collection for William Penny