The collection comprises of correspondence by Nourse regarding the search for the missing British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1848 (leader Sir John Franklin) with particular note to the United States Franklin Search Expedition, 1864-1869 (leader Charles Hall)
J E Nourse collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 J E Nourse
- Dates of Creation1877-1878
- Name of Creator
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (16 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
J E Nourse was a professor working at the Naval Observatory in Washington US A during the 1870s. He was one of many men who were contacted during the search for the British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1848 (leader Sir John Franklin). This expedition vanished in the Canadian Arctic and sparked a number of search expeditions by the British Navy and private individuals.
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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