Ross, John, Sir, 1777-1856

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1777-06-24
Death 1856-08-30
Britons
German, English

Biographical notes:

English admiral and arctic explorer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to John Murray, Esq., [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270657697

Sir John Ross (1777-1856) was a British naval officer and Arctic explorer. After volunteering for the Royal Navy at the age of nine and rising to the rank of Commander in the Napoleonic Wars, Ross led an 1818 expedition in search of the Northwest Passage. He also headed two later, privately funded, voyages of exploration in 1829-1833 and 1850. Ross published several reports and controversial pamphlets in connection with these voyages, including an attack on the Admiralty for its failure to rescue the Franklin expedition in 1847.

From the description of Memoirs, [circa 1853]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702184014

English admiral and Arctic explorer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Capt. Manby, 1850 Jan. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270657701

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Subjects:

  • Seafaring life
  • Portraits, British 19th century
  • Explorers
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815--Personal narratives, British
  • Photographs--19th century
  • Letters--19th century
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815--Naval operations, British
  • Manuscript maps

Occupations:

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Places:

  • Sweden (as recorded)
  • North Sea Region (as recorded)
  • Arctic regions (as recorded)
  • Baltic Sea (as recorded)
  • Northwest Passage (as recorded)
  • Arctic regions (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Arctic regions (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)