Searching for Franklin: The Land Arctic Searching Expedition, 1855 ; James Anderson's and James Stewart's Expedition Via the Back River

Front Cover
Hakluyt Society, Jan 1, 1999 - Science - 292 pages
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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


The Company accepts the challenge
rV Getting to the rendezvous
Journey to the Arctic Ocean

7 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1999)

William Barr specializes in geomorphology and has, for the past thirty years, focused his research on the history of Arctic exploration. He has published fourteen books, including translations from German, French, and Russian, and more than a hundred articles. He is author of From Barrow to Boothia: The Arctic Journal of Chief Factor Peter Warren Dease 1836-1839.

Bibliographic information