Memoirs, [circa 1853].


Memoirs, [circa 1853].

Holograph fair copy of a lengthy narrative of Ross's life from birth until the start of his first voyage of discovery in the spring of 1818. Ross gives particular attention to his naval career, and details his early voyages to the West Indies; his five years in the service of the East India Company; and his promotions and battles under Lord de Saumarez during the Napoleonic Wars, especially in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. The memoir also includes copies of many documents and letters pertaining to Ross, including the January 14, 1818 letter giving him command of his first Arctic expedition. The volume closes with a note by Ross stating that he "shall proceed to what occurred after" that voyage.

1 v. (circa 500 p.) ; 19 cm.

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