Searching for Franklin: The Land Arctic Searching Expedition, 1855 ; James Anderson's and James Stewart's Expedition Via the Back River
In the Autumn of 1854 Dr John Rae of the Hudson's Bay Company astonished the world with the first news of the fate of the Franklin expedition, missing in the Arctic since 1845, on the basis of stories, rather vague as to time and place, which he had heard from Inuit in the vicinity of Pelly Bay. The response of the Admiralty was to ask the Hudson's Bay Company to mount an overland expedition to attempt to confirm the Inuit reports. This volume covers the expedition.
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Admiralty Anderson and Stewart Arctic Land Expedition arrived Artillery Lake Athabasca Back River Back's boat cache camped canoes Captain Chief Trader Chipewyan Churchill command Company's crews deer dispatched encamped Erebus Esquimaux interpreter fate Fish River Franklin expedition Franklin's party Garry geese Governor and Committee Hudson's Bay Company Indians Inlet Inuit Iroquois James Anderson July June King William Island Lachine Lockhart London Mackenzie Mackenzie River Majesty's McClintock Messrs miles Montreal Island mouth Named by Back Narrative Norway House officers Ouligbuck Pelly pemmican pieces Point Ogle provisions Rae's rain rapids reached Red River Reliance Resolution Ross route Searching Expedition seen sent ships shore Sir George Simpson Sir John Franklin Slave Lake sledge snow Strait summer Terror tion travelled trip Victoria Voyage W. G. Smith weather wind winter York Factory