Accsession No.:

2012.104
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Description

Envelope (or paper fragment) bearing the signature of the explorer Sir (William) Edward Parry, captain of H.M.S. Hecla.

Inscription

[handwritten in ink] Parry Captain of
H.M.S. Hecla
[in pencil, different hand] 1835

Notes

- Alan Cole. Sir William Edward Parry (19 December 1790 – 8 or 9 July 1855) was an English rear-admiral and Arctic explorer.
His 1819 voyage through the Parry Channel was probably the most successful in the long quest for the Northwest Passage. In 1827 he attempted one of the earliest expeditions to the North Pole. He reached 82°45′ North latitude, setting the record for human exploration farthest North that stood for nearly five decades.
In April 1829 he was knighted. Parry served as Commissioner of the Australian Agricultural CompanyParry was subsequently selected for the post of comptroller of the newly created department of steam machinery of the Navy, and held this office until his retirement from active service in 1846,
He attained the rank of rear-admiral in 1852, and in the following year became a governor of Greenwich Hospital, and retained this post until his death.

Language

English

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Collection

Explorers

Series

Autographs

Object Type

Envelope

Category

Envelope

Materials

paper

Dimensions

w: 195, h: 141, d: -