Guide to the Papers of John Charters, April 29, 1848 - November 9, 1849Stefansson Mss-252

Collection Overview

Title:

Guide to the Papers of John Charters, April 29, 1848 - November 9, 1849

Call Number:

Stefansson Mss-252

Collection Dates:

April 29, 1848 - November 9, 1849

Size of Collection:

1 volume;20 x 17 cm.

Abstract:

Diary of John Charters, seaman aboard the H.M.S. Enterprise. Details the search expedition for the H.M.S. Erebus and the H.M.S. Terror, two ships led by Sir John Franklin that were lost in ice searching for a northwest passage to the Pacific. Charters describes events on board including a man overboard, attempts to contact the crews of of the Erebus and Terror though the use of collared foxes, fraternizing with Inuit people, and navigating icebergs.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

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