Memoirs of Rear-Admiral Sir W. Edward Parry

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 22, 2011 - History - 430 pages
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Written by his son, the Rev. Edward Parry, this 1857 memoir describes the life and times of Rear-Admiral Sir W. Edward Parry (1790-1855), the British naval officer and Arctic explorer. The work describes how Parry became a successful pioneer of Arctic enterprise, having in 1827 attempted one of the earliest expeditions to the North Pole, setting a record which then stood for fifty years. Reflecting the religious side of Parry's character, the book demonstrates how he was a constant promoter of the welfare of his crews. From Parry's childhood years, the book traces the explorer's distinguished career in the Navy, his meticulous scientific work and his long and usually dangerous voyages and expeditions. Alongside his professional successes, including his knighthood in 1829, the book gives insights into the difficulties of his private life, including the tragic deaths of his first wife and of some of his children.
 

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Birth and parentage Childhood Scho0l life Ville
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CHAP II
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CHAP III
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1818
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CHAP V
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CHAP VI
135
CHAP VII
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CHAP IX
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CHAP X
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CHAP XII
314
Summer at Keswick Bishops Waltham Speech at Lynn
359
Arrnnnrx A
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