ROSS (Admiral Sir John, 1777-1856, Arctic Explorer)

Letter Signed to 'Gentlemen', explaining that "the Bill of £160 (with expenses £165) drawn by John Jones & co. was not ever presented for acceptance or accepted by me", 1 side 4to, British Consulate, Stockholm, 8th October lower corner with addressee's name cut away

In 1818 Admiral Ross was appointed to the Isabella, a hired whaler, to search for a North West Passage. Later, sponsored by the gin magnate Felix Booth, he took the steam vessel Victory to spend no less than 4 years in the ice, 1829-1833, surveying the Boothia Peninsula and a great part of King William Land and of the Gulf of Boothia, and in the discovery by his nephew James Clark Ross of the magnetic north pole. British Consul at Stockholm, 1839-1846, he again went out in 1850-1851 to help in the search for Franklin's expedition, partially successful in finding where Franklin had wintered in 1845-1846.

Item Date:  1839

Stock No:  56559     

            


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