[papers relating to the 1847-1849 search for Sir John Franklin's expedition]., [1847-1849] | University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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"Dossier of documents ... some extending to several pages, relating to the organisation, economics and progress of the expedition commanded by Sir John Richardson in search of the lost Franklin expedition. ... [A]ffords a documentary picture of the expedition from its inception to its conclusion. There are original letters from the boat-builders (with plans) of the boats supplied to the expedition; letters of Governor George Simpson of the Hudson Bay Company; of the Chief Factors of the Company, John Bell, Donald Ross and others; estimates of the cost of personnel, stores, etc.; letters from scientists, Beaufort, Sabine, James D. Forbes and others with offers of scientific instruments; copies of Richardsons letters; the cost of the expedition estimated before departure; the wages etc. of hired staff on arrival in America; the despatches of Richardson to the Admiralty; delivery notes of goods supplied at trading posts by the Hudson Bay Company."--Booksellers description.
Binders title: Admiralty account book
Brichford, M.J., R.M. Sutton, and D.F. Walle. Manuscripts guide to collections at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1976), p. 327
Guide to British naval papers in North America (1994), 1024
Title supplied by cataloger.
Consists of printed clippings and printed and manuscript documents.
Items numbered in pencil in a later hand, 1-173.
Numerous items are loose and laid in.
Binding: Half leather and marbled paper over pasteboards; blue sprinkled edges; conserved by Richard C. Baker, Dec. 2003.
Provenance: Lady Mary Fletcher Richardson (1802-1880), widow of Sir John Richardson -- Major-General John Booth Richardson, son of Sir John Richardson -- Captain John Franklin Richardson, grandson of Sir John Richardson -- Estate of Captain J. F. Richardson sold by Dawson?s of Pall Mall, London -- Purchased Dec. 8, 1965.
Former shelfmark: MS 919.8 R39pa (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library).