Barrow, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 395/73/1-3;BL Letters (3) to George Back, 1824-1826 [Regarding Franklin's second overland expedition, possible delay of promotion] holograph
  • MS 438/14/3;D Letter to William Parry, 13 November 1826 [Regarding the appointment of a naturalist and midshipman to Hecla] autograph
  • MS 438/14/1-2;D Letters (2) to Caleb Hillier Parry (father of William), 2 November 1820 to 8 November 1821 [Regarding safe return of William Parry, news of his promotion] 2 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1226/1;D Letter to Sir James Clark Ross, 1 June 1843 [Regarding Lords Commissions approbation of the conduct of the officers and men during the British Naval Expedition, 1839-1843 (to the Antarctic)] 2 leaves, holograph
  • MS 486/7/1;D Letter to Sir John Ross, 3 January 1818 [Regarding Ross's invention of the sextant] 1 leaf, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence comprises of letters to or about the Arctic and Antarctic explorers, William Parry (1790-1855), Sir John Ross (1777-1856), Sir James Clark Ross (1800-1862) and George Back (1796-1878).



Related Material

The Institute holds archival collections for the four explorers which will be placed on the HUB in due course. See also SPRI collection GB 015 British Naval Expedition, 1839-1843 for material relating to this Antarctic expedition led by Sir James Clark Ross.