The collection comprises of correspondence by Charlotte regarding the two ships of the British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1818 (leader John Ross).
Charlotte Grimstone collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Charlotte Grimstone
- Dates of Creation1818
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (2 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Charlotte Grimstone was a contemporary of the Arctic explorer William Edward Parry (1790-1855). In 1818 when John Ross (1777-1856) and Parry set out on the British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1818 (led by Ross) she was amongst a number of people to visit the two expedition ships HMS Isabella and HMS Alexander.
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) ISBN number 0824076486 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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