Franklin relics, A Matter of Life and Death, Polar Equipment and Relics

The Collection

Your selection

Title

Actions

Buy this image Add this to a collection
Tags
Share or embed this object  


Please contact the Picture Library if you would like to use this record and image under licence.

Medicine chest

AAA2224
Franklin relics

Object details:

Object ID AAA2224
Description A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48. A mahogany medicine chest found near Ross Cairn, Point Victory, King William Island on 2 June 1859 by the McClintock Search Expedition 1857-59. The chest is held together with screws. It has brass hanges and the remains of a canvas cover. It has a plush pad inside the lid and is fitted with a lock and strap now broken. The crews of 'Erebus' and 'Terror' landed just to the south of Point Victory after abandoning their ships. The expedition deposited a written record and abandoned many heavy and superfluous possessions including a four foot pile of unmarked clothes.
Date made Before 1845

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials mahogany; brass; canvas
Measurements 150 x 360 x 325 mm
Parts
Help us

Do you know more about this?

Share your knowledge