Hudson, William Henry

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William Henry Hudson served on the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 (Senior commander Charles Wilkes), as midshipman on board the sloop of war Vincennes and Peacock . With a fleet of six vessels, the expedition was commissioned on a world voyage of hydrography and exploration that included forays into the Southern Ocean. The expedition was the first to delineate a substantial length of Antarctic coastline, enough to establish that immediately behind lay a landmass of continental size. The published charts of the expedition were the earliest to use the term Antarctic Continent.

From the guide to the William Hudson collection, 1841-1842, (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge)

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referencedIn Vol. XXVIII (ff. 261). 1853 -1904.includes:ff. 1, 2, 6, 12, 14 Sir James Brooke, KCB; Rajah of Sarawak: Letters to A. R. Wallace: [1853?]-1866.ff. 9, 19 Sidney Edward Bouverie Bouverie-Pusey: Letters to A. R. Wallace: 1864, 1868.f. 10 Charles ..., 1853-1904 British Library
referencedIn Vol. II, ff. 306, H-O.includes:ff. 1, 5 Sir Francis Seymour Haden, etcher and surgeon: Letters to C. W. and C. D. Sherbom: 1880, 1902. f. 7 Louis Haghe, lithographer and painter: Letter to W. Jerdan: 1848. f.8 Louis Haghe, lithographer and painter:... British Library
creatorOf DARWIN AND CORNFORD PAPERS. Vol. XLIX (ff. 150). Letters to Frances Cornford on the death of her mother and on her published volumes of poems; 1903-1954. Partly signed, partly printed. Partly incomplete.includes:f. 2 Helen Gladstone, daughter of W ..., 1903-1954 British Library
referencedIn Letters to Edmund Gosse from various correspondents; 1875-1927. The letters are arranged in alphabetical order. Quarto; ff. 448.includes:ff. 1, 1b Sir Edmund William Gosse, writer: Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith; Prime Minist..., 1875-1927 British Library
creatorOf FORGERIES: miscellaneous collection of forged letters and papers of famous persons from 11th to 19th centuries; 19th-20th cent. Partly Latin and German. Many of the forgeries bear the stamp of the Forgery Collection of James Tregaskis. Purchased from..., 1524-1999 British Library
referencedIn Vol. II.Ornithology: 'Birds of La Plata', by W. H. Hudson: 1920.William Henry Hudson, author: Proofs of 'Birds of La Plata', with autogr. additions: 1920. British Library
referencedIn Vol. I.Ornithology: 'Birds of La Plata', by W. H. Hudson: 1920.William Henry Hudson, author: Proofs of 'Birds of La Plata', with autogr. additions: 1920. British Library
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS AND PAPERS, viz.:-A. Certificate of election as Tribuno Superiore in the Legione Calabro-Meridionale of the Falange Sacra issued to citizen Eugenio Panizza; May, 1865. Ital. Signed, and partly written, by Giuseppe Mazzini, the..., 1616-1936 British Library
creatorOf RALPH HODGSON PAPERS. Vol. III. Correspondence, poems, press-cuttings and miscellanea; 1907-1958, n.d. Partly typewritten and printed. ff. 124+69*. Various sizes. Contents: 1. ff. 1-21. Letters from Hodgson; 1938-1954, n.d. Partly typewritten. 2. ff...., 1905-1958 British Library
creatorOf William Hudson collection, 1841-1842 Scott Polar Research Institute
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