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Prayer

AAA2212
Franklin relics

Object details:

Object ID AAA2212
Description A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48. A prayer book found in an abandoned boat at Erebus Bay, King William Island, in May 1859 by the McClintock Search Expedition 1857-59. The book still has a black leather cover with a gold tooled spine inscribed 'PRAYER'. McClintock's party reached this site on 30 May and discovered that Hobson had been there a few days before on 18 May. 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 paper; leather
Measurements 133 x 82 x 85 mm
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  • Prayer (AAA2212)
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