Sir John Franklin's last message.

Last record of Sir John Franklin's expedition in search of the North-West Passage in HM Ships EREBUS and TERROR, deposited by Lt. G.M. Gore, on King William Island, 28 May 1847. The record was added to by Captain R.R.M. Crozier and Captain James Fitzjames after abandoning their ships, 26 April 1848, and recording the death of Franklin and other members of the expedition. The document was found by Lt. W Hobson of the FOX in April 1859. See HSR/C/9/2 for the original housing.

Object Details

ID: HSR/C/9/1
Type: Manuscript
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Board of Admiralty
Events: Arctic Exploration: Franklin's Last Expedition, 1845-1848
Date made: 1847-01-01 - 1859-12-31; 1847-1859
Exhibition: North-West Passage
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 323 mm x 198 mm
Parts: Sir John Franklin's last message and metal canister (Manuscript)

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