The collection comprises of correspondence by Osborn to William Penny and his wife
Edward Osborn collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Edward Osborn
- Dates of Creation1851-1852
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (11 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Edward Osborn was a contemporary of the Arctic explorer and whaler William Penny (b 1809)
The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by recipient
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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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