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Museum catalogue: Arctic Exploration

 

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There are 23 items in this collection.

Flag

Record: N: 353c-f

Bunting Union Jacks, made of silk, used by Frederick Jackson as sledging flags during his expedition to Zemlya Frantsa-Iosifa, 1894-97

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Barrel organ

Record: Y: 56/14

A John Longman barrel organ in an ornate wooden case with five music cylinders, a built-in drum, bells and triangle. Taken by Admiral Sir Edward Parry on his Arctic expeditions in 1819-20, 1820-23 and 1824-25. Organ extensively repaired in 1954 by J.D. Budgen and Canon A.O. Wintle, Lawshall Rectory, Bury St Edmunds, and later restored to working order in 1972 by watchmaker Frederick Hill, Surrey.

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HMS Erebus

Record: Y: 2009/24/1

A 1:40 scale model (approximately) of HMS Erebus, made in 2008-09 by W.B. Williams.

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Certificate case

Record: Y: 2018/3/8

A tin certificate case with a removable lid and embossed seal of office for the Lord High Admiral of the Royal Navy on the front, as well as the remnants of a handwritten paper label on the back. Belonged to Henry Forder, a Royal Navy rating who joined the crew of HMS Enterprise, 1849.

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Cartridge belt

Record: Y: 2018/4/1

An embroidered, dark blue leather cartridge belt with white leather trim and a clasp of ivory fastened by two leather thongs with three caribou teeth on each. Space for nine shotgun cartridges and fourteen rifle rounds is made in two red outer strips of leather with white trim and two white bands of leather along their length. The back is decorated with coloured leather avitat embroidery in three symmetrical geometric patterns of blue, brown, green, red, white and yellow. Made for and collected by Professor Lawrence Rickard and Phyllis Wager during the British East Greenland Expedition, 1935-36.

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Boot

Record: Y: 2018/4/10a

One of a pair of children's seal-skin boots decorated with a narrow horizantal red band surmounted by a band of embroidered avitat trefoils around the circumference of the calf. Collected by Professor Lawrence Rickard and Phyllis Wager during the British East Greenland Expedition, 1935-36.

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Boot

Record: Y: 2018/4/10b

One of a pair of children's seal-skin boots decorated with a narrow horizantal red band surmounted by a band of embroidered avitat trefoils around the circumference of the calf. Collected by Professor Lawrence Rickard and Phyllis Wager during the British East Greenland Expedition, 1935-36.

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Boot

Record: Y: 2018/4/11a

One of a pair of women's seal-skin boots decorated with a combination of toothed and geometric embroidered avitat patterns in red, blue, green, brown and yellow around the circumference of the calf. The upper has been repaired where torn over the top of the foot and the sole has been patched. Collected by Professor Lawrence Rickard and Phyllis Wager during the British East Greenland Expedition, 1935-36.

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Boot

Record: Y: 2018/4/11b

One of a pair of women's seal-skin boots decorated with a combination of toothed and geometric embroidered avitat patterns in red, blue, green, brown and yellow around the circumference of the calf. Collected by Professor Lawrence Rickard and Phyllis Wager during the British East Greenland Expedition, 1935-36.

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Undershirt

Record: Y: 2018/4/12

A sleeveless, buttoned silk undershirt with name label and five mother-of-pearl buttons. Used by Professor Lawrence Rickard Wager during the British East Greenland Expedition, 1935-36.

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Anorak

Record: Y: 2018/4/13

A blue cotton anorak with zipped collar, drawstring hood, and buttoned front pocket. Used by Phyllis Wager during Arctic expedition work in Greenland.

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Underwear

Record: Y: 2018/4/14

A pair of Jaeger three-quarter length woollen long johns, size S. Three buttons in front and drawcord for adjusting fit at the back. Used by Phyllis Wager during Arctic expedition work in Greenland.

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Cartridge belt

Record: Y: 2018/4/2

A red leather cartridge belt with white and green leather trim fastened with a wooden button. Space for seventeen rounds of ammunition is made in a single green outer strip of leather with two double bands of white leather along their length. The whole is backed with red and white gingham on the inner-facing surface. Made for and collected by Professor Lawrence Rickard and Phyllis Wager during the British East Greenland Expedition, 1935-36.

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Kayak knife

Record: Y: 2018/4/3

An ornate kayak knife made in an East Greenland style, with a narrow steel blade hafted to an oval wooden handle by a perforated metal clasp at the top of the blade. The handle is inlaid on three sides with circular bone discs and is topped with an ivory pommel complete with a twin strop of seal skin beaded with ivory. Collected by Professor Lawrence Rickard and Phyllis Wager during the British East Greenland Expedition, 1935-36.

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Harpoon head

Record: Y: 2018/4/4

A barbed antler toggling harpoon head with a triangular iron point fixed to the head with a copper rivet. Twin perforations made through head for attaching the harpoon line. The terminal end of the head is socketed to fit onto a harpoon foreshaft. Collected by Professor Lawrence Rickard and Phyllis Wager during the British East Greenland Expedition, 1935-36.

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Toggle

Record: Y: 2018/4/5

A polar-bear bone toggle with one flat face and a notch across the width on the opposing face, on a seal-skin thong strung with seven bone beads. Collected by Professor Lawrence Rickard and Phyllis Wager during the British East Greenland Expedition, 1935-36.

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Spoon

Record: Y: 2018/4/6

A wooden spoon with an oval bowl and a handle with perforation at the terminal end for suspension. Collected by Professor Lawrence Rickard and Phyllis Wager during the British East Greenland Expedition, 1935-36.

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Typewriter lid

Record: Y: 2018/4/7a

A plywood lid that forms the cover and carry case for a Remington Home Portable typewriter. The top is sloped to sit flush against the keyboard when closed. The cover is coated in a painted, leather-effect textile and lined inside with patterned black textile. The fittings and clasp are brass, complete with a leather carry handle. Used by Phyllis Wager at main base of the British East Greenland Expedition, 1935-36.

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Typewriter

Record: Y: 2018/4/7b

A black, metal Remington Home Portable typewriter with separate lid for carry case, complete with QWERTY keyboard and ribbon. Used by Phyllis Wager at main base of the British East Greenland Expedition, 1935-36.

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Mirror case

Record: Y: 2018/4/8

An oblong leather, embroidered seal-skin mirror case consisting of two pieces of white skin stitched together with red skin trim between the edges, with an opening at the base to insert a mirror and second a circular opening in the centre of one face for viewing a mirror glass (not present). A small perforated lobe extends beneath the first opening. The face on one side around the mirror opening is embroidered with a geometric avitat pattern in green, red, blue and tan leather. Textile thread has been used for the stitching throughout. Collected by Professor Lawrence Rickard and Phyllis Wager during the British East Greenland Expedition, 1935-36.

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Mitten

Record: Y: 2018/4/9a

One of a pair of polar bear fur mittens. Left hand. The wrists and palms are comprised of seal skin with the upper parts of the thumb and hand in polar bear fur. Collected by Professor Lawrence Rickard and Phyllis Wager during the British East Greenland Expedition, 1935-36.

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Mitten

Record: Y: 2018/4/9b

One of a pair of polar bear fur mittens. Right hand. The wrists and palms are comprised of seal skin with the upper parts of the thumb and hand in polar bear fur. Collected by Professor Lawrence Rickard and Phyllis Wager during the British East Greenland Expedition, 1935-36.

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Compass

Record: Y: 2021/4

Suunto M3 magnetic compass used by Pen Hadow on 2003 solo North Pole expedition, with mirror affixed to reverse by Hadow to check for freezing injuries on face