A Matter of Life and Death

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Sir John Franklin's last message.

A Matter of Life and Death

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Object ID HSR/C/9/1
Description Last record of Sir John Franklin's expedition in search of the North-West Passage in HM Ships EREBUS and TERROR, deposited by Lt. G.M. Gore, on King William Island, 28 May 1847. The record was added to by Captain R.R.M. Crozier and Captain James Fitzjames after abandoning their ships, 26 April 1848, and recording the death of Franklin and other members of the expedition. The document was found by Lt. W Hobson of the FOX in April 1859. See HSR/C/9/2 for the original housing.
Date made 1847-1859

Artist/Maker Board of Admiralty, Board Of
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements Overall: 323 mm x 198 mm
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