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William Pocock manuscript

Stefansson Mss-231
 Collection
Identifier: Mss-231
The collection contains William Innes Pocock's manuscript entitled "A plan, for fitting certain engines to be worked by steam, to facilitate the operations of ships employed in exploring the Arctic Ocean, particularly when engaged among the ice," (April 1828). The manuscript contains detailed plans, with drawings, utilizing paddle wheels, saws, and trip hammers, for fitting out vessels for Arctic service and is dedicated to King William IV, who, in 1828, was Duke of Clarence and Lord High Admiral of England. Pocock was a lieutenant in the Royal Navy at this time and drafted this document as a result of the difficulties encountered by Sir William Parry in his 1827 expedition attempting to reach the North Pole.

Dates

  • 1828

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Extent

1.5 linear ft. (1 box)

Overview

William Innes Pocock. Consist of a manuscript entitled "A plan, for fitting certain engines to be worked by steam, to facilitate the operations of ships employed in exploring the Arctic Ocean, particularly when engaged among the ice," (April 1828)

Repository Details

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
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