Reference numberMS/239
TitleArctic expedition journal, by Edward Sabine
DescriptionJournal kept during Sir John Ross's Arctic voyage of 1818. Edward Sabine was the party’s official astronomer, an appointment made on the recommendation of the Royal Society. Sabine took magnetic readings, collected specimens of minerals and recorded other general observations.

Edward Sabine, later General Sir Edward Sabine KCB, FRS (1788-1833) President of the Royal Society, was a recently-elected Fellow when he joined the 1818 Arctic expedition commanded by John Ross FRS (1777-1856) charged with investigating a possible North-west passage into the Pacific Ocean. Ross’s party used two vessels, 'Isabella' and 'Alexander', the latter under the charge of William Edward Parry (1790-1855) while Ross’s nephew James Clark Ross (1800-1865) served with his uncle aboard 'Isabella'.
Extent1 volume, MS Large
Physical descriptionPaper, bound, 57 ff, size 13 x 8.25 inches
Access statusOpen
Related materialMS/119; MS/126; MS/257;
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Turning the Pages
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