THE JOURNAL OF ROCHFORT MAGUIRE, 1852-1854. Rochfort Maguire.


Two years at Point Barrow, Alaska, about HMS Plover in the search for Sir John Franklin. Edited by John Bockstoce. In two volumes. Pp. xiv+318+vi+319-584, frontispiece, text illustrations, 5 maps (1 folding), appendices, bibliography, index; demy 8vo; gilt lettered and decorated light blue cloth, ruled in blind; demy 8vo; dust wrappers, a trifle soiled; The Hakluyt Society, London, 1988. Second series, Nos. 169-170. *In 1845 Sir John Franklin's expedition left England, searching for a northwest passage, and vanished into the Arctic forever. Three years later, H.M.S. Plover departed in the first of twenty-one expeditions searching for Franklin. This journal gives the earliest account of a sustained foreign association with Eskimos of northern Alaska. Includes several references to whales & whaling; plus Dr. John Simpson's essay on the Eskimos of northern Alaska. Item #076146

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