Reference numberAP/12/4
TitleUnpublished copy letter, regarding Spitzbergen [Spitsbergen, Norway] from J R Crowe to Lord Viscount Melville [Robert Dundas]
Date14 May 1825
DescriptionCrowe reports to Melville on Spitzbergen [Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway], Cherry Island [Bear Island, Svalbard, Norway], the surrounding cape, and east Greenland, discussing the potential success of fisheries in the area and describing experiments on wintering in the islands to determine whether they were suitable for year-round habitation. He asks whether the King would be interested in financing further expeditions in the Arctic.

Subject: Geography

Written by Crowe at 3 Copthall Buildings [London].
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA1044Dundas; Robert Saunders (1771 - 1851); 2nd Viscount Melville1771 - 1851
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