Murchison, papers

Scope and Content

  • MS 248/223;D Presidential address (extract), 1860 [Geographical Section of the British Association]

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1860 Murchison addressed the Geographical section of the British Association regarding the British Naval Northwest passage Expedition, 1845-1848 (leader Sir John Franklin) and the British Franklin Search Expedition, 1857-1859 (leader Francis Leopold McClintock). The address examined the success of this Franklin search expedition and Franklin's claim to discovery of a Northwest Passage



Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material relating to the search for Sir John Franklin and the missing British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1848