The collection comprises of material relating to the British Naval Franklin Search Expedition, 1852-1854 (leader William Pullen) and certificates for Holmes
Israel Holmes collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Israel Holmes
- Dates of Creation1853-1892
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionExpedition material (1 volume) certificates (4 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Israel Holmes joined the British Naval Franklin Search Expedition, 1852-1854 (leader William Pullen), as able seaman in HMS North Star, the store ship for the British Naval Franklin Search Expedition, 1852-1854 (leader Sir Edward Belcher). In August 1853, Harvey transferred to the supply ship HMS Phoenix, which had arrived at Beechey Island with more supplies for Belcher's squadron, and returned to England.
The collection is split into two sub-fonds comprising of expedition material and certificates respectively
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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 and British polar exploration and research a historical and medallic record with biographies 1818-1999 by Lieutenant Colonel Neville W Poulsom and Rear Admiral John A L Myres, Savannah Publications London (2000) SPRI Library Shelf 737.2
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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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