Series S0002 - Arctic Explorer records

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CA ACU SPC C0028-S0002

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Arctic Explorer records

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  • 1818-1969 (Creation)

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.38m textual records

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Series consists of letters from or to various Arctic explorers, including among others Sir John Franklin, Sir George Back, Sir Francis Leopold McClintock, Sir George S. Nares, Sherard Osborn, Sir William Parry, John Rae, Sir John Ross and Sir James Clark Ross; photostat copies of records found on northern Ellesmere Island in 1948 left by the Nares (1875-1876) and Peary (1905-1906) expeditions; notebook titled Glacial action high latitudes, discussing research by Arctic expeditions undertaken between 1585 and 1887; engraving of Sir G. Back and photograph of Sir F.L. McClintock; newsclippings; and other miscellaneous documents and artifacts.

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