The shipwreck of Franklin's 'Erebus' discovered in the icy waters of northern Canada is a major news story around the world.
Take a look at some of the fantastic ship plans, oil paintings, models, maps and artefacts we have in the collection relating to the ship and its voyage.
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Science in Sport, or the Pleasures of Astronomy. A New Game
An astronomical board game, folded into cardboard slip case, entitled 'Science in Sport, or the Pleasures of Astronomy; A New & Instructive Pastime. Revised & approved by Mrs. Bryan; Blackheath', 'Published, December 17th 1804, by the Proprietor, John Wallis, No. 16, Ludgate Street, London:____ of whom may be had Science…» View this object
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John Franklin: Death in the Archives - 15 Oct 2014
This Halloween we’re holding a special event, Death in the Archives, where we’ll be exploring the darker side of the Caird Library. We’ll be looking at material from the doomed Arctic Expedition led by John Franklin and asking what happened to his men. In May 1845 two ships, HMS Erebus...
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The letters of Archibald Buchanan, Midshipman (1803-1804) – 3 - 14 Oct 2014
Here is the third and sadly final post by research student Daniel Lange, who has been looking at the correspondence of Napoleonic midshipman, Archibald Buchanan…. If you missed the first (or second) post, catch up here. Click on the images to enlarge them. Perhaps the most intriguing features in the...
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