Ross, John, Sir, 1777-1856

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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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creatorOf Ross, John, Sir, 1777-1856. [Map of the Arctic and adjacent regions]. Library of Congress
referencedIn Sir James Clark Ross collection, 1812-1860 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn William Lightfoot collection, 1849 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Edward Parry collection, 1830-1859 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Jones, Bassett, collector. Bassett Jones records, 1818-1938. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Charles Phillips collection, 1849-1851 Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf Ross, John, Sir, 1777-1856. Memoirs, [circa 1853]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Ross, John, Sir, 1777-1856. [Map of the track of the Felix during Sir John Ross' expedition of 1829. McGill University Library
creatorOf Ross, John, Sir, 1777-1856. Papers. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Ross, John, Sir, 1777-1856. Autograph letter signed : to Capt. Manby, 1850 Jan. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Saumarez, Thomas, Sir, 1760-1845. Autograph letter signed : Guernsey, to Sir John Ross, 1837 Feb. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Sir John Ross collection, 1812-1856 Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf Phillips, Charles G. Map Shewing the route of the travelling parties from the Felix across Cornwallis Island on May & June 1851 : under the direction of Sir John Ross, KCB / Chas. G. Phillips, Commander R.N. McGill University Library
referencedIn Sir Edward Sabine collection, 1819-1858 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Lay, George W. (George Washington), 1798-1860. Papers of George Washington Lay, 1823-1900 (bulk 1832-1846). Library of Congress
creatorOf Phillips, Charles G. Winter quarters of Sir John Ross and Mr. Penny in Cornwallis Island (of Parry) 1850-1 / by Chas. G. Phillips, Commander R.N. McGill University Library
referencedIn Charlotte Grimstone collection, 1818 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Sir John Barrow collection, 1818-1843 Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf Ross, John, Sir, 1777-1856. Letters, 1841 July 2--November 29. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Sir William Edward Parry collection, 1800-1855 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Dreer, Ferdinand Julius, 1812-1902,. Literary and scientific autographs and manuscripts, 1703-1900. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Sir Horatio Austin collection, 1850-1851 Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf Ross, John, Sir, 1777-1856. Letters from Sir John Ross, with related material. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
creatorOf Dalrymple, Hew Whitefoord, Sir, 1750-1830. Letter, 1819 April 24, to John Ross. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn George Back collection, 1796-1878 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Beaumont de Brivazac, comte de, 1746-1821. Comte de Beaumont de Brivazac reports, 1817-1819. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Andrew Ross Collection, 1835 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Adams, John Q. Official copy of general field order no. 3, 1873. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Ross, John, Sir, 1777-1856. [Note] / John Ross. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
creatorOf Ross, John, Sir, 1777-1856. Autograph letter signed : to John Murray, Esq., [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Norton, Caroline Sheridan, 1808-1877. Letters, 1835-1876. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Ross, John, Sir, 1777-1856. Memorandum, 1814 May. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Beaumont de Brivazac, comte de, 1746-1821. Comte de Beaumont de Brivazac reports, 1817-1819. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Croker, John Wilson, 1780-1857. Letter, 1818 April 13, to John Ross. Dartmouth College Library
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associatedWith Adams, John Q. person
associatedWith Beaumont de Brivazac, comte de, 1746-1821. person
associatedWith Charles Gerrans Phillips person
associatedWith Croker, John Wilson, 1780-1857. person
associatedWith Dalrymple, Hew Whitefoord, Sir, 1750-1830. person
associatedWith Dibner, Bern, person
associatedWith Dreer, Ferdinand Julius, 1812-1902, person
associatedWith East India Company. corporateBody
associatedWith George Back and others person
associatedWith Great Britain. Royal Navy. corporateBody
associatedWith Grimstone, Charlotte person
associatedWith Jones, Bassett, collector. person
associatedWith Lay, George W. (George Washington), 1798-1860. person
associatedWith Lightfoot, William person
associatedWith Manby, Capt, person
associatedWith Murray, John, person
associatedWith Norton, Caroline Sheridan, 1808-1877. person
associatedWith Parry, Edward person
associatedWith Phillips, Charles G. person
associatedWith Pozzo di Borgo, Carlo Andrea, conte, 1764-1842. person
associatedWith Ross, Andrew person
associatedWith Ross family. family
associatedWith Ross, Mary, Lady. person
associatedWith Saumarez, James, Baron, 1757-1836. person
associatedWith Saumarez, Thomas, Sir, 1760-1845. person
associatedWith Sir Edward Sabine person
associatedWith Sir Horatio Thomas Austin person
associatedWith Sir James Clark Ross person
associatedWith Sir John Barrow person
associatedWith Sir John Ross and others person
associatedWith Sir William Edward Parry person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Sweden
North Sea Region
Arctic regions
Baltic Sea
Northwest Passage
Arctic regions
Great Britain
Arctic regions
Great Britain
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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
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Birth 1777-06-24

Death 1856-08-30

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English

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