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Mounted set of photographs of John Franklin and the crews of H.M.S. Erebus and Terror

Unknowncirca 1857

Derbyshire Record Office

Derbyshire Record Office
Matlock, United Kingdom

Incribed above: 'OFFICERS OF THE "EREBUS" AND "TERROR"'

Top row: Lieut. Des Voex, C. Osmer (Purser), Lieut. Fairholme, Lieut. Couch,
Middle row: Com. Fitzjames, Capt. Sir J Franklin, Capt. Crozier, Lieut. Le Vesconte, S Stanley (Surgeon),
Bottom row: Lieut. Graham Gore (Com.), H.F. Collins (Ice Master), H.D.S. Goodsir (Asst. Surgeon), James Read (Ice Master), Lieut. R.O. Sargent

Inscribed underneath: 'SAILED FROM ENGLAND 19TH MAY 1845 IN SEARCH OF THE NORTH WEST PASSAGE. "THE WHITE NORTH HAS THEIR BONES"'

The photographs were commissioned by Lady Jane Franklin and were taken on 16 May 1845 on H.M.S. Erebus at Greenhithe, Kent, as the ships were readying for departure. The photographs in this mount are albumen prints, a photographic process that was invented in 1847, and were probably printed in or after 1857, after it was known that the crew had perished.

Details

  • Title: Mounted set of photographs of John Franklin and the crews of H.M.S. Erebus and Terror
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: circa 1857
  • Location: Greenhithe, Kent, England
  • Location Created: Greenhithe, Kent, England
  • Provenance: Gell family of Hopton Hall (D8760/F/LIB/8/1/5)
  • Subject Keywords: Franklin Expedition

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