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Cresswell, Samuel Gurney (1827-1867) A series of eight sketches in colour (together with a chart of the route), by Lieut. S. Gurney Cresswell, of the voyage of H.M.S. Investigator (Captain M'Clure), during the discovery of the North-West Passage

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04413 Author/Creator: Cresswell, Samuel Gurney (1827-1867) Place Written: London, England Type: Book Date: 25 July 1854 Pagination: 4 p. : 9 plates : map ; 62 x 46 cm.

Summary of Content: Published by Day and Son. Includes four pages of text description with the sketches and chart. Sketches by Cresswell. The voyage was an attempt to locate Sir John Franklin's lost party and established the existence of Northwest passage (through the Arctic Ocean).

People: Cresswell, Samuel Gurney, 1827-1867

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Polar ExplorationCanadaFrontiers and ExplorationTravelMaritimeArt, Music, Theater, and Film

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