Sutherland, Peter C. (Peter Cormack), 1822-1900

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Peter Cormack Sutherland was born in 1822. He was appointed surgeon in HMS Sophia on the British Franklin Search Expedition, 1850-1851 (leader William Penny), instructed to search for Franklin's missing expedition in Jones Sound and Wellington Channel and in the unexplored region beyond Cape Walker, Barrow Strait. His journal of the expedition was published in 1852. He returned to the Arctic in 1852 as surgeon in Isabel on the British Franklin Search Expedition (leader Edward Inglefield), sponsored by Lady Franklin and by public subscription to search for Franklin in Jones Sound and along the west coast of Baffin Bay and Davis Strait. After the expedition, Sutherland was appointed surveyor general of Natal in 1855. He died in 1900.

Published work Journal of a voyage in Baffin's Bay and Barrow Straits, in the years 1850-1851 performed by HM ships Lady Franklin and Sophia, under the command of Mr William Penny, in search of the missing crews of HM ships Erebus and Terror... by Peter Cormack Sutherland, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans London (1852) SPRI Library Special Collection (41):91(08)[1850-1851 Penny]

From the guide to the Peter Sutherland collection, 1847-1854, (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge)

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associatedWith Back George 1796-1878 person
associatedWith British Franklin Search Expedition Baffin Bay 1852 corporateBody
associatedWith British Franklin Search Expedition Canada Arctic Archipelago 1850-1851 corporateBody
associatedWith Inglefield Edward Augustus 1820-1894 person
associatedWith Parry William Edward 1790-1855 person
associatedWith Penny William b 1809 person
associatedWith Peter Cormack Sutherland person
associatedWith Sir Edward Augustus Inglefield person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Northwest Passage
Arctic regions Discovery and exploration
Castries Bay, Gulf of Tartary


Birth 1822

Death 1900-11-30



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