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Arctic Exploration and the Search for the Northwest Passage

Parry & Ross Through Franklin's Last Voyage : A Guide to Primary Sources Held at Library and Archives Canada

Government documents (chronological order)

Published as part of the sessional papers

Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Sessional papers : accounts and papers. London, 1847-.
National Library FIOP collection, on microcards only

Based on the Arctic bibliography, returns dealing with this period of Arctic exploration will be found in:

1818
"Bills public," v. 1, no. 99 (A bill for more effectually discovering the longitude at sea, and encouraging attempts to find a northern passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, ... 9 March 1818)

1834
"Reports from committees," v. 18, no. 250 (Report from Select Committee on the Expedition to the Arctic Seas, commanded by Captain John Ross ..., 28 April 1834)

1834
"Estimates and accounts," v. 42, no. 493 (Captain Ross : an estimate of the sum required to enable His Majesty to make a grant to Captain Ross ..., 18 July 1834)

1846
"Accounts and papers 2, Estimates," v. 26, no. 51 (Navy estimates for the year 1846-47 ..., 13 February 1846) 1847/48 "Accounts and papers," v. 41 no. 264, 386 (Arctic expedition : return to an address of the Honourable the House of Commons dated 21 March 1848, for copies of instructions to Captain Sir John Franklin ..., 13 April 1848) Cyriax Collection G660 G7

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