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Relics of the Franklin Expedition

Discovering Artifacts from the Doomed Arctic Voyage of 1845

Garth Walpole (author) Russell Potter (editor)

ISBN: 9781476667188

Publication Date: Jan 2017

Format: Paperback

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 until nearly a decade later, when their bones, broken instruments, books, papers and personal effects began to be recovered on Canada's King William Island. This book gives a definitive history of their preservation and exhibition from the Victorian era to the present.
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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 until nearly 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 definitive history of their preservation and exhibition from the Victorian era to the present, richly illustrated with period engravings and photographs, many never before published. Appendices provide the first comprehensive accounting of all expedition relics recovered prior to the 2014 discovery of Franklin's ship HMS Erebus.
Illustrations 61 photographs, 11 maps
Pages 240
Dimensions 254 x 178
Date Published 30 Jan 2017
Publisher McFarland
Subject/s Underwater archaeology   Shipbuilding technology, engineering & trades   Ships & shipping: general interest  

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