Palmer correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 1643;D Letter to Rev. Edward Palmer, 22 October 1823 [Written in HMS Hecla, Woolwich, describing Parry's second voyage to discover the North West Passage, describing encounters with Eskimos]

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Naval North West Passage Expedition, 1821-1823 (leader William Edward Parry) was to sail along the Foxe Basin. The expedition vessels HMS Fury (Parry) and HMS Hecla



Related Material

The Institute holds an archival collection for William Edward Parry