Sir John Ross collection 1812-1856


Sir John Ross collection, 1812-1856

Sir John Ross collection 1812-1856

Correspondence (150 leaves) and papers (4 volumes, 1 microfilm, 100 leaves)


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British Northwest Passage Expedition Canada 1829-1833 (corporateBody)

Parry, William Edward, Sir, 1790-1855 (person)

Sir (William) Edward Parry: b 1790; entered Royal Navy 1803; Lt 1810; in 1818 he commanded the ALEXANDER, a hired brig under the orders of Captain John Ross in his expedition to the Arctic; in 1819 he was appointed to the HECLA, in command of an expedition to discover the north-west passage; promoted Commander, 1820 and Captain 1821; led a further three expeditions to the Arctic, 1821-1825; Hydrographer to the Admiralty, 1825; led a further expedition to the North Pole, 1827, reaching further no...

Ross, James Clark, Sir, 1800-1862 (person)

Entered the navy in 1812 and accompanied W. E. Parry in four expeditions in Arctic regions. In 1831 Ross discovered the magnetic pole. Commanded Antarctic expedition, 1839-1842. From the description of Letters [manuscript]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225765387 Epithet: Captain; RN British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000161.0x0001ed Epithet: Captain; RN Knight 1843 Br...

British Franklin Search Expedition Canada 1850-1851 (corporateBody)

British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition Canada 1845-1848 (corporateBody)

Richardson, John, Sir, 1787-1865 (person)

Sir John Ross and others (person)

John Ross was born on 24 June 1777 at Balsarroch, Scotland, son of the Reverend Andrew Ross, minister at Inch. He entered the Royal Navy in 1786, serving in the Mediterranean and in the North Sea. On the outbreak of the Napoleonic Wars in 1803, he was posted to HMS Grampus under Sir James Saumarez, later acting as liaison officer and interpreter for Saumarez aboard the Swedish flagship during a combined Swedish-English action against a Russian squadron. Promoted commander in 1812, R...

British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition Greenland 1818 (corporateBody)

Back, George, Sir, 1796-1878 (person)

Epithet: Admiral; of Add MS 46125 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000566.0x0002c1 Epithet: Captain; RN British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000566.0x0002c3 ...

Ross, John, Sir, 1777-1856 (person)

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 exploratio...

Franklin, John, 1786-1847 (person)

British explorer, credited with discovery of Northwest Passage; died on his third arctic expedition, 1847. From the description of ALS, 1827 Nov. 29, London, to Catherine Franklin, Nottingham. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122489346 Sir John Franklin, British naval officer and Arctic explorer. From the description of Sir John Franklin manuscript material : 2 items, 1819-1823 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 226044023 ...

Beaufort, Francis, Sir, 1774-1857 (person)

Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort: hydrographer of the British Navy and member of the Royal Society, creator of the wind force scale and weather notation coding, and author of Karamania, or, A brief description of the south coast of Asia-Minor and of the remains of antiquity (London, 1817). Beaufort was married twice. His first wife was Alicia Magdalena Wilson (d. 1834). In 1839 he married Honora Edgeworth, the daughter of his long-time friend Richard Lovell Edgeworth and sister of the novelist Maria...