Crozier, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 1372/1-4;D Letters (4) to Sarah (sister), [1840]-1845 [Account of early stages of British Naval Expedition, 1839-1843 (to Antarctica), appointment to British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1848 and early stages of that expedition] 16 leaves, holograph
  • MS 248/364/1-26;D Letters (26) to James Clark Ross, 7 July 1827 to 19 July 1845 [Regarding the Antarctic expedition, 1839-1843, personal matters regarding Sophia Cracroft, mention of Sir John and Lady Franklin, last letters regarding the British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1848] 27 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1226/8;D Letter to James Clark Ross, [1841] [Regarding his recovery from illness] 1 leaf, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence covers Crozier's experiences during two expedition's, the British Naval Expedition, 1839-1843 (leader James Clark Ross) to the Antarctic and the British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1848 (leader Sir John Franklin). The correspondence also encompasses personal matters.


The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by recipient.

Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections relating to the two expeditions and their personal. See SPRI collection GB 015 British Naval Expedition, 1839-1843.

The Scott Polar Research Institute holds a number of photographs, film and other illustrative material in the Picture Library, some of which covers this expedition. The catalogue can be searched on line by going to the Picture Library Database and selecting the Enter Polar Pictures link.

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