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Shot in glove fingers

AAA2151
Franklin relics

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Object ID AAA2151
Description A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48. Shot contained in 3 fingers of a kid glove found in an abandoned boat at Erebus Bay, King William Island, in May 1859 by the McClintock Search Expedition 1857-59. 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. Two loaded shotguns were also found in the boat.
Date made 1848

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials lead; leather
Measurements 62 x 26 x 19 mm
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  • Shot in glove fingers (AAA2151)
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