The collection comprises of correspondence by Lightfoot regarding the search for the missing British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1848 (leader Sir John Franklin)
William Lightfoot collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 William Lightfoot
- Dates of Creation1849
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (5 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
William Lightfoot was a contemporary of the polar explorer Sir James Clark Ross (1800-1862)
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) 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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