Metal record case.

Metal record case, originally thought to house the last record of Sir John Franklin's expedition (HSR/C/9/1), but the dimensions do not match the rust stains on message. It is not the record case that housed the message from Back Point, which is at the Scott Polar Research Institute.

This item is described in the Royal Naval Museum, Greenwich 1913 Catalogue as being on display in the Franlkin Gallery, Case 11, Object 14 and described as 'Tin cylinder for holding records'.

Object Details

ID: AAA2229
Type: Record tin
Display location: Not on display
Events: Arctic Exploration: Franklin's Last Expedition, 1845-1848; Arctic Exploration: Franklin Search Expedition, Schwatka, 1878-1880
Vessels: Fox (1855)
Date made: 1847-1859
People: Hobson, William Robert
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 253 mm x 46 mm
Parts: Sir John Franklin's last message and metal canister (Manuscript)

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