Relics of the Franklin Expedition

Relics of the Franklin Expedition

Discovering Artifacts From the Doomed Arctic Voyage of 1845

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"Sir John Franklin's Arctic expedition departed England in 1845 with two Royal Navy bomb vessels, 129 men and three years' worth of provisions. None were seen again untiln early a decade later, when their bleached bones, broken instruments, books, papers and personal effects began to be recovered on Canada's King William Island. These relics have since had a life of their own--photographed, analyzed, cataloged and displayed in glass cases in London. This book gives a history of their preservation and exhibition from the Victorian era to the present, rillustrated with period engravings and photographs, many never before published. Appendices provide a comprehensive accounting of all expedition relics recovered prior to the 2014 discovery of Franklin's ship HMS Erebu."--
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781476667188
Branch Call Number: 917.19041 WALPO
Characteristics: viii, 229 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Potter, Russell A. 1960-- Editor


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