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AAA2149
Franklin relics

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Object ID AAA2149
Description A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48. A wooden button found in an abandoned boat at Erebus Bay, King William Island, in May 1859 by the McClintock Search Expedition 1857-59. the button has a concave upper surface and four holes for thread. McClintock's party reached this site on 30 May and discovered that Hobson had been there a few days before. The boat was 28 foot long and mounted on a heavy sledge. McClintock found it just above high tide mark pointing back in the direction of the ships and containing a large quantity of abandoned personal possessions and two skeletons.
Date made Before 1845

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials wood
Measurements 7 x 25 mm
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  • Button (AAA2149)
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