Franklin's 'Erebus'

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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…

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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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