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Arctic Expedition, 1875-6. Journals and proceedings of the Arctic Expedition, 1875-6, under the command of Captain Sir George S. Nares, R.N., K.C.B. [In continuation of Parliamentary Papers C1153 of 1875, and C1560 of 1876]. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, 1877 / George Strong Nares.

Title: Arctic Expedition, 1875-6. Journals and proceedings of the Arctic Expedition, 1875-6, under the command of Captain Sir George S. Nares, R.N., K.C.B. [In continuation of Parliamentary Papers C1153 of 1875, and C1560 of 1876]. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, 1877 / George Strong Nares.
Author(s): Nares, George Strong.
Date: 1877.
Publisher: London: H.M.S.O.
In: Arctic blue books. (1877.), Vol. 8.
Abstract: Official British government publication of reports of Arctic Expedition of 1875-76, commanded by Captain George S. Nares. Expedition's primary objective was to attain "the highest northern latitude and, if possible, to reach the North Pole, and from winter quarters to explore the adjacent coasts within the reach of travelling parties." Expedition was first to sail ships through channel between Greenland and Ellesmere Island and as far north as Lincoln Sea. Sledging party under Captain Albert Hastings Markham also set new record on land, reaching 83° 20′ N. Publication includes reports of expedition's two ships, Alert and Discovery, and various autumn 1875 and spring 1876 travelling parties (including journals of various sledge parties). Provides detail of daily activities and experience including descriptions of ice, weather, wildlife, vegetation, and health and activities of members of expedition. Appendix includes Nares' report on quality and quantity of provisions, noting which supplies were particularly worthwhile and which items were useless.
Notes:

In: Arctic blue books. Vol. 8. / United Kingdom. Parliament.

London: Printed for her Majesty's Stationery Office, by Harrison & Sons, Printers in Ordinary to her Majesty, 1877. vii, 484 p. with text illustrations plus 9 uncoloured maps (7 folding), 7 coloured maps (6 folding), and 16 plates (12 folding). Folio.

Keywords: 91(08) -- Expeditions: 1875-76 Nares.
93"18" -- Nineteenth century.
W -- Expeditions and exploration.
(*3) -- Arctic regions.
(*41) -- Canada.
(*410) -- Canadian Eastern Arctic.
(*411) -- Canadian Western Arctic.
(*48) -- Northwest Passage.
(*62) -- Canadian Arctic waters.
SPRI record no.: 177222

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