Student's manual

A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48. Two pages of a book obtained from the Inuit at Repulse Bay in 1854 by the Rae Expedition. The Inuit said that they had obtained the material from a camp to the north west of the mouth of the Back River where a party of Europeans had died of starvation. The complete publication is entitled 'The students' manual: designed by specific direction, to aid in forming and strengthening the intellectual & moral character & habits of students' by the Reverend John Todd. The item is shown in the drawing by Edward Pulleyn (AAA3972). It was presented to Greenwich Hospital by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, 2 December 1854.

Object Details

ID: AAA2055
Collection: Polar Equipment and Relics
Type: book
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown
Events: Arctic Exploration: Franklin's Last Expedition, 1845-1848; Arctic Exploration: Dr John Rae, 1853-1854
Date made: Before 1845
Exhibition: North-West Passage
People: Greenwich Hospital
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Greenwich Hospital Collection
Parts: Student's manual

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