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HMS Griper logbook

Stefansson Mss-211
 Collection
Identifier: Mss-211
The collection contains one logbook kept by William Nelson Griffith while serving as a midshipman on the HMS Griper during the British Arctic Expedition to find the Northwest Passage. It includes detailed observations on Winter Harbor on Mellville Island where the expedition wintered over. The logbook contains daily records on locations and events as well as a series of Highly detailed pen-and-ink drawings of the shoreline of Baffin Bay and Lancaster Sound with latitude and longitude noted. Also included are daily meteorological records for the entire time the expedition was underway.

Dates

  • 1819 - 1820

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Extent

.25 linear ft. (1 box)

Overview

William Nelson Griffith, midshipman. Consist of logbook kept during William Parry's first expedition to the Arctic.

Repository Details

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA