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The Search for Franklin and Franklin Relics 1847-1880

A guide to primary sources held at Library and Archives Canada

Contemporary works about the Franklin search and those engaged in that search, up to 1860 (in chronological order)

Franklin, Jane. Three thousand pounds, or a proportion thereof, according to the services rendered, offered by Lady Franklin, to such of the whaling ships as shall be generously inclined to assist the search for Sir John Franklin and his gallant companions. [London : s.n., 1849]
G662 F73 1849 fol. Reserve

Great Britain. Treasury. Circular to certain collectors of the customs. [London : s.n., 1849] (Circular transmitting a notice issues by the Secretary of State concerning the reward offered for the rescue of the Franklin Expedition. The circular requests that customs officials pass the notice on to masters of vessels sailing to appropriate regions.)
G662 G74 1849 Reserve

La Roquette, Jean Bernard Marie Alexandre Dezos de. Notice biographique sur l'amiral Sir John Franklin, correspondant de la Société de géographie, etc. : rédigée sur la demande de la Société par M. de La Roquette. [Paris? : s.n., 185-?] (Paris : Imprimerie de L. Martinet)
National Archives of Canada

Osborn, Sherard. Letters on the relief of Sir John Franklin's expedition. London : Trelawney Saunders, 1850.
No Holdings

Scoresby, William. The Franklin expedition, or, Considerations on measures for the discovery and relief of our absent adventurers in the Arctic regions. London : Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1850.
FC3961 .3 S37 Reserve

Shillinglaw, John Joseph. A narrative of Arctic discovery, from the earliest period to the present time : with the details of the measures adopted by Her Majesty's government for the relief of the expedition under Sir John Franklin. London : W. Shoberl, 1850.
G620 S55 Reserve

2nd ed. London : W. Shoberl, 1851.
G620 S55 1851 Reserve

United States. President (1849-1850 : Taylor). Message from the President of the United States, communicating copies of a correspondence with the lady of Sir John Franklin, relative to the expedition to the Arctic regions under the command of her husband [Washington : s.n., 1850]
G662 U55 1850 Reserve

Weld, Charles Richard. Arctic expeditions : a lecture delivered at the London Institution, February 6, 1850. London : J. Murray, 1850.
National Archives of Canada

Simmonds, Peter Lund. Sir John Franklin and the Arctic regions : a narrative showing the progress of British enterprise for the discovery of the North-West Passage during the nineteenth century : with detailed notices of the expeditions in search of the missing vessels under Captain Sir John Franklin. London : Routledge, 1851.
G625 S55 1851b Stacks

2nd ed. combining the most recent intelligence. London : Routledge, 1851.
G625 S55 1851 Stacks

[American ed.] To which is added an account of the American expedition under the patronage of Henry Grinnell ... Buffalo : Derby, 1852.
G625 S56 1852 Reserve

3rd ed. London : Routledge, 1853.
University of Western Ontario

[Later ed.] The Arctic regions : being an account of the American expedition in search of Sir John Franklin under the patronage of Henry Grinnell, Esq. of New York. Buffalo : Derby, Orton & Mulligan, 1853. (Same text as preceding eds., with the addition of information on the Grinnell expedition.)
G625 S5 Reserve

[Later ed.] The Arctic regions : being an account of the American expedition in search of Sir John Franklin under the patronage of Henry Grinnell, Esq. of New York. Auburn  Buffalo : Miller Orton & Mulligan, 1854.
G625 S5 1854 Preserv

6th ed. London : Routledge, 1855.
University of British Columbia

[9th ed.] The Arctic regions and polar discoveries during the nineteenth century : with the discoveries made by Captain McClintock ... London : Routledge, Warne and Routledge, 1860.
G625 S5 1860 Stacks

10th ed. The Arctic regions and polar discoveries during the nineteenth century : with an account of the new British exploring expedition fitted out in 1875. London : G. Routledge, 1875.
G625 S5 1875 Stacks

Weld, Charles Richard. The search for Sir John Franklin : a lecture delivered at the Russell Institution. January 15, 1851. London : R. Bentley, 1851.
University of New Brunswick Library

Papers and despatches relating to the Arctic searching expeditions of 1850-51 : together with a few brief remarks as to the probable course pursued by Sir John Franklin : illustrated by a general chart of the field of search, and a special map of Beechey Island. London : F. & J. Rivington, 1851.
FC3961 .3 P36 Reserve

-- 2nd ed., with copious additions. London : F. and J. Rivington, 1852.
FC3961 .3 P36 1852 Reserve

Petermann, Augustus. The search for Franklin : a suggestion submitted to the British public. London : Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1852.
Metro Toronto Reference Library; British Columbia Archives

Stuart, John. The relief of the Franklin expedition : what has been done and what may yet be done. Edinburgh : R. Grant, 1852.
University of British Columbia Library; Simon Fraser University Library

White, W. Probable fate of Sir John Franklin and crew, or, The scurvy in the Arctic seas : and correspondence of Captain W. White with the Lords of the Admiralty and the principal commanding officers of the late Arctic expeditions on its prevention and cure. London : Piper, 1852.
British Columbia Archives

Markham, Clements R. Franklin's footsteps : a sketch of Greenland along the shores of which his expedition passed, and of the Parry Isles where the last traces of it were found. London : Chapman and Hall, 1853.
Metropolitan Toronto Library; Toronto Public Library

Markham, Clements R. Franklin's footsteps : a sketch of Greenland along the shores of which his expedition passed, and of the Parry Isles where the last traces of it were found. London : Chapman and Hall, 1853. Metropolitan Toronto Library; Toronto Public Library

Petermann, Augustus. Historical summary of the search for Sir John Franklin. [London] : J.E. Taylor, [1853?]
British Columbia Archives

Brandes, Karl. Sir John Franklin : die Unternehmungen fur seine Rettung und die nordwestliche Durchfahrt. Berlin : Nicolai, 1854.
Metro Toronto Reference Library

Voyages dans les glaces du pôle Arctique à la recherche du passage nord-ouest : extraits des relations de Sir John Ross, Edward Parry, John Franklin, Beeghey, Back, Mac Clure et autres navigateurs célèbres : [compilé] par A. Hervé et F. de Lanoye. Paris : Hachette, 1854.
G614 H48 1854 Preserv

-- 5e éd. Paris : Hachette, 1878.
G614 H48 1878Juv Preserv

Murray, John. The tides and currents in, and connected with, the polar sea, indicative of the probability of a north-east passage : with reasons for perservering in the search for Sir John Franklin and the party under his command. London : E. Wilson, 1854.
No holdings

King, Richard. The Franklin expedition from first to last. London : J. Churchill, 1855.
G662 K53 1855 Reserve

Leslie, John. The polar seas and regions : with a narrative of the recent expeditions in search of Sir John Franklin. London : T. Nelson, 1855.
G620 L59 1855 Reserve

-- [Later ed.] London : T. Nelson, 1857.
G620 L59 1857 Stacks

-- [Later ed. with additions] Discovery and adventure in the polar seas and regions : including the voyage of the "Fox" and the discovery of the fate of the Franklin expedition by R.M. Ballantyne. London : T. Nelson, 1860.
G620 L59 1860 Stacks

Novosilskii, P. Posliednie sliedy Sir Dzhona Franklina s kartoiu novieishikh otkrytii na Sieverie. Sanktpeterburg : V tipografi Imperatorkoi akademii nauk, 1855.
FC3961 .3 N68 Reserve

Ross, John. Rear Admiral Sir John Franklin : a narrative of the circumstances and causes which led to the failure of the searching expeditions sent by government and others for the rescue of Sir John Franklin. London : Longmans, Green, Brown, & Longmans, 1855.
G660 R67 1855 Reserve

2nd ed., with addenda. London : Longmans, Green, Brown, & Longmans, 1855.
Metro Toronto Reference Library

Abrahall, Chandos Hoskyns. Arctic enterprise : a poem in seven parts. London : Hope & Co., 1856.
PR4000 A5 A89 Reserve

Arctic rewards and their claimants. London : T. Hatchard, 1856.
G662 A73 1856 Reserve

La Roquette, Jean Bernard Marie Alexandre Dezos de. Des dernières expéditions faites à la recherche de Sir John Franklin, et de la découverte d'un passage par mer de l'Océan Atlantique à l'Océan Pacifique. Paris, 1856.
No holdings

Chamberlain, Nathan Henry. Dr. Kane, and Christian heroism as seen in Arctic voyaging : a discourse preached at Canton, Mass., April 16, 1857. Boston : Crosby, Nichols, 1857.
G635 K2 C5 1857 Stacks

Parsons, James. Reflections on the mysterious fate of Sir John Franklin. London : J.F. Hope, 1857.
National Archives of Canada

Pim, Bedford. An earnest appeal to the British public on behalf of the missing Arctic expedition. 5th ed. London : Hurst and Blackett, 1857.
G660 P55 1857 Reserve

Sargent, Epes, ed. Arctic adventure by sea and land : from the earliest date to the last expeditions in search of Sir John Franklin. Boston : Phillips, Sampson  London : S. Low, 1857.
G620 A65 1857 Reserve

-- [Later ed.] The wonders of the Arctic world : a history of all the researches and discoveries in the frozen regions of the North, from the earliest times ...  together with a complete and reliable history of the Polaris expedition ... by William H. Cunnington. Philadelphia : Philadelphia Book Co., 1873.
G620 S37 1873 Stacks

-- [Later ed.] The wonders of the Arctic world. St. Louis, [Mo.] : Valley Pub., 1875, c1873.
FC3961 .1 A1 S37 1875 Preserv

Smucker, Samuel M., ed. Arctic explorations and discoveries during the nineteenth century : being detailed accounts of the several expeditions to the north seas, both English and American ... New York : Miller, Ordon, 1857.
G620 S35 1857 Reserve/Stacks

-- [Other ed.] New York : Saxton, 1858.
G620 S35 1858 Stacks

-- [Other ed.] New York : Saxton, 1859.
G620 S35 1859 Reserve

-- [Other ed.] New York : Saxton, 1860.
G620 S35 1860 Stacks

-- [Other ed.] New York : Allison, 1886.
G620 S35 1886 Preserv

Brown, John. The North-West Passage and the plans for the search for Sir John Franklin : a review. London : E. Stanford, 1858.
G662 B87 Reserve/Stacks

-- 2nd ed., with a sequel, including the voyage of the "Fox". London : E. Stanford, 1860.
G662 B87 1860 Reserve

Elder, William. Biography of Elisha Kent Kane. Philadelphia : Childs & Peterson  Boston : Phillips, Sampson, 1858.
G635 K2 E5 Stacks

Smucker, Samuel M Mosheim. The life of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane, and of other distinguished American explorers : containing narratives of their researches and adventures in remote and interesting portions of the globe. Philadelphia : J.W. Bradley, 1859.
G635 K2 S35 1859 Stacks/Reserve

Brown, John. A sequel to the North-West Passage and the plans for the search for Sir John Franklin, a review. London : E. Stanford, 1860.
National Archives of Canada

Browne, James Alexander. The North-West Passage and the fate of Sir John Franklin. Woolwich [England] : W.P. Jackson, 1860.
British Columbia Archives

King, Richard. The Franklin expedition : a letter of appeal to His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, secretary of state for the colonies. London : J. Churchill, 1860. (28 p.)
John P. Robarts Library, University of Toronto

King, Richard. The Franklin expedition : to His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, secretary of state for the colonies, a letter of appeal. London : J. Churchill, 1860. (112 p.)
Metro Toronto Reference Library

Osborn, Sherard. The career, last voyage, and fate of Captain Sir John Franklin. London : Bradbury and Evans, 1860.
Queens University, Kingston; University of Toronto, John P. Robarts Library

Snow, William Parker. Renewed Arctic search for journals, records or other traces of the lost Franklin expedition. [S.l. : s.n.], 1860.
No holdings

Hill, R. F. Franklin. London : Mann Nephews, 1861. (A poem.)
National Archives of Canada, May Fluhmann Collection

Richardson, John. The polar regions. Edinburgh : A. and C. Black, 1861.
G620 R52 Reserve

Wagner, Hermann. Die Franklin-Expedition und ihr Ausgang : Entdeckung der nordwestlichen Durchfahrt durch Mac Clure [sic], sowie Auffindung der Ueberreste von Franklin's Expedition durch Kapitän Sir M'Clintock, R.N.L. Leipzig : O. Spamer, 1861.
British Columbia Archives

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