Papers submitted to the Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty in 1851 by Captain (subsequently Vice-Admiral Sir) Horatio T Austin. Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
MS.9513
Level of Description
File

Dates

  • 1845-1859. (Creation)

Extents

  • 54 Leaves (Whole)

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Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of extracts from Captain Austin's instructions to his assistants, and observations and bearings recorded by them, during the expedition to the Arctic in 1851 (in which Austin commanded a squadron) to search for traces of the expedition by Sir John Franklin in 1845, which had failed with the loss of all who had taken part. The papers are preceded by twelve sheets of printed matter concerning Franklin and his expedition, much of it press-cuttings from copies of the ‘Illustrated London news’ of 1845, 1848, 1849 and 1859 (folio i).

  • Custodial History

    Formerly Wordie.1733.

  • Arrangement

    xii + 42 + blank folios.

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