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John Charters H.M.S. Enterprise diary
Diary of John Charters, seaman aboard the H.M.S. Enterprise. Details the search expedition for the H.M.S. Erebus and the H.M.S. Terror, two ships led by Sir John Franklin that were lost in ice searching for a northwest passage to the Pacific. Charters describes events on board including a man overboard, attempts to contact the crews of of the Erebus and Terror though the use of collared foxes, fraternizing with Inuit people, and navigating icebergs.
- 1848-04-29 - 1849-11-09
- Charters, John (Person)
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.5 linear ft. (1 box)
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