Goodsir, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 116/26/1-5;D Letters (5) to William Penny, undated [1849-1850] [Regarding Advance and James Clark Ross] 8 leaves, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to James Clark Ross and to the British Whaling and Franklin Search Expedition, 1849 (leader William Penny). This expedition attempted to sail through Lancaster Sound looking for more favourable whaling grounds and hoping to discover news of the missing British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1848. Ice prevented Advice from her chosen course.

Arrangement

Chronological

Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material relating to the British Whaling and Franklin Search Expedition, 1849 (leader William Penny) see SPRI collections GB 015 Sir George Back, GB 015 Sir John Barrow and GB 015 Sir Francis Beaufort.

The Institute also holds an archival collection for James Clark Ross.