Bassett Jones records, 1818-1938.

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Bassett Jones records, 1818-1938.

1818-1938

Letters, manuscripts, documents, and printed materials by and relating to explorers of both poles. Many of the letters are addressed to Vilhjalmur Stefansson or Bassett Jones. The letters for the most part discuss subjects of professional interest. Thre are printed materials, photographs and memorabilia of many expeditions and explorers.

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Borchgrevink, Carsten Egeberg, 1864-1934

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Conway, William Martin, Sir, 1856-1937

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Epithet: Baron Conway of Allington British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000410.0x0003d9 First director of the Imperial War Museum in London, from its founding in 1917. From the description of Correspondence to Morley Roberts, 1933. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 631184305 ...

Nordenskiöld, A. E. (Adolf Erik), 1832-1901

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President of the Copenhagen Chamber of Commerce. From the description of Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld letter to Moritz G. Melchior [manuscript], 1880 Jun. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 176633117 ...

Markham, Clements R. (Clements Robert), Sir, 1830-1916

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Markham was the secretary to the Royal Geographical Society at the time of this letter. From the description of Correspondence to Daniel Garrison Brinton, 1885. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 226054113 1844 joined the Royal Navy as a cadet, sailed on HMS Collingwood to South America; 1850 transferred to the Arctic squadron; 1850-1851 sailed on the Assistance in search of Captain Sir John Franklin; 1852-1853 explored and researched in P...

Putnam, George Palmer, 1887-1950

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George Palmer Putnam (b. September 7, 1887, Rye, New York-d. January 4, 1950, Torna, California) was an American publisher, author and explorer. Known for his marriage to famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart, he had also achieved fame as one of the most successful promoters in the United States during the 1930s. He was the primary financier of the Baffin Island Expedition in 1927....

Wilkins, George Hubert, Sir, 1888-1958

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Sir George Hubert Wilkins (b. October 31, 1888, Hallett, South Australia-d. November 30, 1958, Framingham, Massachusetts), polar explorer, geographer, photographer, and consultant for the United States Military. He was internationally recognized for his expeditions to the Arctic and Anarctic from 1913 to 1939. Wiklins was the navigator aboard the first airplane to fly over the Arctic Sea (1928); navigator aboard the first airplane to fly over the Antarctica (1933); and led the Nautilus sub...

Bartlett, Bob, 1875-1946

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Robert Abram Bartlett (b. August 15, 1875, Brigus, Newfoundland-d. April 28, 1946, New York City), ship captain and Arctic explorer, piloted numerous expeditions to Greenland and locations in the Arctic Circle. He piloted Admiral Peary's vessel Roosevelt during the 1906 attempt to reach the North Pole. Later he was master of schooner Effie M. Morrissey. Beginning in the mid-1920's, he collected zoological specimens for the United States National Museum (USNM) on his many expeditions to the A...

Murchison, Roderick Impey, Sir, 1792-1871

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British geologist. From the description of Papers, 1857 and undated. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35230784 English geologist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Folkestone, to an unnamed correspondent, 1870 Sept. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612797 Geologist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to an unidentified recipient, 1847 July 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872039 Ro...

Jones, Bassett, collector.

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Beaufort, Francis, Sir, 1774-1857

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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...

May, Walther

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De Long, George Washington, 1844-1881

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George Washington De Long (b. August 22, 1844, Manhattan, New York-d. October 31, 1881, Matvay Hut, Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Russia), United States Naval Officer and explorer. He graduated form the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, in 1865, then rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. In 1879 he commanded an expedition on board the gunboat "USS Jeannette" designed to discover a faster way to traverse the North Pole by going through the Bering Strait. During the summer of 188...

Rasmussen, Knud, 1879-1933

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Belcher, Edward, Sir, 1799-1877

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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 exploratio...

Operti, Albert Jaspar Ludwig (American painter, 1852-1927)

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Snow, William Parker, 1817-1895

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Epithet: Arctic explorer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001304.0x00025e Epithet: author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001304.0x00025f William Parker Snow was born on 27 November 1817 at Poole. He was educated at the Royal Naval School in Greenwich and was apprenticed in a merchant vessel at the age of thirteen....

Osborn, Sherard, 1822-1875

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Nansen, Fridtjof, 1861-1930

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Epithet: Norwegian explorer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x000249 Fridtjof Nansen, a Norwegian explorer, oceanographer, and statesman, was noted for his Arctic expedition of 1893-1896, travelling closer to the North Pole than anyone had reached and using his specially-built vessel "Fram" to demonstrate the revolutionary concept of pack-ice drift. Frederick Sydney Parry was the grandson of Arctic explo...

Barrow, John, Sir, 1764-1848

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Beechey, Frederick William, 1796-1856

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1806 joined the Royal Navy; 1806-1814 served in the Napoleonic Wars; 1814 appointed to the Tonnant, flagship of Sir Alexander Cochrane, commander-in-chief in North America; 1815 served in the boat operations on the lower Mississippi; 1815 lieutenant; 1818 appointed to the hired brig Trent, served on the Arctic expedition; 1819 appointed to the Hecla, served on a second voyage through the Arctic; 1821-1822 appointed to the survey ship, Adventure and participated in the survey of the ...

Joerg, W. L. G. (Wolfgang Louis Gottfried), 1885-1952

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Cook, Frederick Albert, 1865-1940

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Explorer, author, and businessman. From the description of Audio materials [sound recording]. [1937-1991] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 40723117 Physician and polar explor on three expeditions to North Greenland, 1891-1894; part of Belgian Antarctic Expedition, 1897-1899. From the description of Letter from Frederick Albert Cook to S.S. McClure, Ltd., 1894 March 28. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 70292749 Cook claimed to have been the fir...

Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878

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George Cruikshank was a British artist, social and political caricaturist, and illustrator. From the description of George Cruikshand papers, 1827-1897 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 26507077 English artist, illustrator and satirist. From the description of Album of George Cruikshank Color Prints, 1835. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 48116918 English artist and caricaturist. From the description of ALS : to Dr. Roberts, 1841[?] Feb....

Hobbs, William Herbert, 1864-1952

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Professor of geology at University of Michigan and chairman of the Ann Arbor, Michigan, branch of the National Security League during World War I. From the description of William Herbert Hobbs papers, 1884-1950 (bulk 1919-1941) (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 85778157 From the description of William Herbert Hobbs papers, 1905-1950. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423391 Professor of geology at the University of Michigan. Fro...

Shackleton, Ernest Henry, sir, 1874-1922

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Epithet: Major British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001512.0x0000a1 The Endurance was a barquentine in which Sir Ernest Shackleton sailed for the Antarctic during the ill-fated 1914 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (also known as the "Endurance Expedition"); she was crushed under heavy ice and sank November 21, 1915 in the Weddell Sea. Completed in Norway on December 17, 1912 and christened Polaris, ...

Parry, William Edward, Sir, 1790-1855

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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...

Klickmann, Flora

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Mawson, Douglas, Sir, 1882-1958

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Sir Douglas Mawson (1882-1958) was an Antarctic explorer and geologist. Member, Shackleton's expedition, 1907. Leader, Australian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914. Appointed Professor of Geology, Adelaide University, 1920. Leader, B.A.N.Z. Antarctic Research Expedition 1929-1931. Married 1914 Francisca Adriana (Paquita) Delprat (1891-1974), author of A Vision of Steel (1958) and Mawson of the Antarctic (1964). From the description of Papers of Sir Douglas and Lady Paquita Mawson [manus...

McClure, Robert John Le Mesurier, Sir, 1807-1873

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Robert John Le Mesurier McClure (M'Clure) was born on 28 January 1807 in Wexford, Ireland. He was educated at Eton College and Sandhurst before entering the Navy in 1824. He first travelled to the Canadian Arctic when he served as mate in HMS Terror on the British Naval Exploring Expedition, 1836-1837 (leader George Back), instructed by the Admiralty to complete the survey of the north coast of Canada. The expedition was abandoned after Terror became frozen in the ice in Foxe Channe...

Rae, John, 1813-1893

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John Rae (b. Hall of Clestrain, UK, 30 September 1813 –d. Kensington, London, England, 22 July 1893) was a Scottish surgeon who explored parts of northern Canada, found the final portion of the Northwest Passage (Rae Strait, named after him) and reported the fate of the Franklin Expedition....

Scoresby, William, 1789-1857

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English clergyman, scientist, and retired naval captain. From the description of Letter, 1856 Aug 20 and 29; [Grosmont?] Rectory near Exeter, Eng. to Mr. and Mrs. Steward. (Smithsonian Institution Libraries). WorldCat record id: 154324303 From the description of Letter, 1856 Aug 20 and 29; [Grosmont?] Rectory near Exeter, Eng. to Mr. and Mrs. Steward. (Smithsonian Institution Libraries). WorldCat record id: 23127745 ...

MacMillan, Donald Baxter, 1874-1970

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Leader of the Crocker Land Expedition. From the description of Field note book[s], Crocker Land Expedition, 1913-1915. 1914-1917. (American Museum of Natural History). WorldCat record id: 15046950 From the description of [Lists of photographs of the Crocker Land Expedition]. [between 1913 and 1917?] (American Museum of Natural History). WorldCat record id: 15046958 From the description of Geographical report of the Crocker Land Expedition / by Donald B. MacMillan. 1...

Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962

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Vilhjalmur Stefansson was born on November 3, 1879 in Arnes, Manitoba, Canada. He attended the University of North Dakota from 1897-1902. He was voted the best orator in 1900, and also worked for the school newspaper. In 1930 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree, only the third such degree awarded. He then transferred to the University of Iowa and graduated in 1903 with a degree from the School of Liberal Arts. He next enrolled at Harvard, graduating with a Master of Arts degree in 1...

Brainard, David L. (David Legge), 1856-1946

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David Legge Brainard was born in Norway, New York, on December 21, 1856. Serving as a private in Troop L, First Cavalry, U.S. Army, Brainard was stationed at Fort Ellis, Montana Territory. Brainard was wounded at Muddy Creek, Montana, on May 5, 1877, by Sioux Indians. He also was with General Sherman in Yellowstone Park during the pursuit of Chief Joseph and his band of Nez Perce' Indians in August 1877. Charles A. Rasmusson was born in Demark, Jan. 17, 1876, and was bro...

Stout, George L. (George Leslie)

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George Leslie Stout (1897-1978) was an art consultant, conservator, and museum director from Menlo Park, Calif. From the description of Oral history interview with George Leslie Stout, 1978 Mar. 10-21 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 613315438 Art consultant, conservator, museum director (Menlo Park, Calif.); b. 1897; d. 1978. From the description of George Leslie Stout interviews, 1978 Mar. 10-Mar. 21 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat recor...

Nordenskjöld, Otto, 1869-1928

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De Long, Emma Jane Wotton, 1851-1940

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Emma Jane Wooton De Long was born March 11, 1851 and died November 25, 1940. She commissioned the sculptor Leonard Craske to design a monument for the grave of her late husband, Lt. Commander George W. De Long, leader of the Jeannette Arctic Expedition in 1879-82. William Bradford accompanied this expedition as a painter and was present at the ship's departure from San Francisco to the polar regions. From the description of Emma Wotton De Long papers, 1928-1950. (Unknown). WorldCat ...

Gould, Laurence McKinley, 1896-1995

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Laurence (Larry) McKinley Gould was born in Michigan in 1896. He studied law and geology at the University of Michigan before serving in Italy and France with the US Army Ambulance Service during the First World War. After the war, he resumed his geological studies at the University of Michigan, receiving his doctorate in 1923. In 1926, he was a member of the University of Michigan's expedition to Greenland under Professor W.H. Hobbs and the following year, he joined George Palmer Putnam in expl...

Charcot, Jean, 1867-1936

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Franklin, Jane, 1791-1875

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Wife of Sir John Franklin. From the description of Letter, 1849, June 9, Bedford Place, London, to Sir. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122492662 Lady Jane Franklin, neé Griffin, second wife of Sir John Franklin, Lt. Governor of Tasmania, 1836-1843. Lady Franklin took a great interest in the affairs of the colony, made a number of overland journeys in Australia and concerned herself with scientific research, public education and convict welfare. From the descript...

McCormick, R. M. (Robert M.), 1800-1890

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Franklin, John, 1786-1847

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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 ...

Ross, James Clark, Sir, 1800-1862

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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...

Andrée, Salomon August, 1854-1897

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Greely, Adolphus W. (Adolphus Washington), 1844-1935

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Adolphus Washington Greely (b. March 27, 1844, Newburyport, Massachusetts-d. October 20, 1935, Washington, D.C.) served throughout the American Civil War and remained in the army at the war's close. In 1881 he was appointed to lead the United States International Polar Year Expedition, 1881-1884 to Ellesmere Island. He retired from the Army in 1908 and died in Washington in 1935. ...

Thorndike, Townsend William, 1872-

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Cracroft, Sophia, 1816-1892

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Epithet: niece of Sir J Franklin British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000561.0x0001f2 Sophia Cracroft accompanied her aunt, Lady Jane Franklin, on a trip to Sitka in 1870 on the vessel Newbern, to search for her husband Sir John Franklin's lost expedition. From the description of Journal kept during trip to Alaska by Sophia Cracroft, 1870 May 12 to June 14. (Alaska State Library). WorldCat record id: 420...

Elder, William, 1806-1885

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Attended Jefferson Medical College. Practiced medicine and in 1842 was admitted to the Bar. Moved to Philadelphia where he wrote, lectured and was editor of the Liberty Herald. From the description of William Elder letter to John P. Kennedy [manuscript], 1858 Jan. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 176633356 William Elder sailed in Viewforth on a whaling voyage to the Davis Strait during the 1835-1836 season. From the guide to the William Elder collect...

Worsley, Frank Arthur, 1872-1943

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Joint leader of the British Arctic Expedition, 1925. From the description of Journal and log-books [microform]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225845758 Captain of "Endurance" on the British Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917, under the command of Sir Ernest Shackleton. From the description of Journals [microform]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225845749 Frank Arthur Worsley was born at Akaroa, New Zealand, on 22 ...

White, David, 1862-1935

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Colles, William Morris, 1855-1926

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Colles was born in 1855; he became a prominent literary agent in London; his published works include Literature and the pension list (1889) and Playright and copyright in all countries, showing how to protect a play or a book throughout the world (with Harold Hardy, 1906); he died in 1926. From the description of Letters, 1890-1926. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 39287323 BIOGHIST REQUIRED English literary agent. Colles was the founder and manag...

Townsend, George Alfred, 1841-1914

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Townsend was a famous Civil War correspondent who wrote under the pen name "Gath," and who later constructed an elaboraate country estate at Gathland or Gapland at Crampton's Gap in South Mountain northwest of Washington. This was the site of a battle that marked the beginning of the Antietam campaign. In 1896, Townsend built the Army Correspondents' Memorial arch on his property to commemorate the service of Civil War correspondents. The site is now a park. From the description of A...

M'Clintock, Francis Leopold, Sir, 1819-1907

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Epithet: Captain RN British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000220.0x000272 ...