Liddon, correspondence and papers

Scope and Content


  • MS 438/19;D Letter to Charles Edward Parry, 27 November 1821 [Speculation on progress of William Edward Parry's expedition] holograph


  • MS 1312/1;D Captain Mathew Liddon [Biographical article and genealogy] 6 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1312/2;D The late Captain Liddon [The Times] 2 leaves, printed
  • MS 1312/3;D Extracts from an old note book [Genealogical notes] 4 leaves, holograph (unknown)

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to William Edward Parry and the British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1821-1823. Liddon had sailed with Parry on his earlier Northwest Passage expedition, 1819-1820. The papers include an obituary and genealogical notes on the Liddon family.


As deposited.

Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material on Parry's the Northwest Passage Expeditions, 1819-1820, 1821-1823 see SPRI collections GB 015 Sir William Edward Parry, GB 015 Sir Edward Sabine and GB 015 North Georgia Gazette and GB 015 Sir Joseph Nias.