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Franklin, John 1786-1847

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Works: 1,512 works in 4,737 publications in 8 languages and 69,703 library holdings
Genres: Diaries  Autobiographies  History  Records and correspondence  Sources  Maps  Portraits  Biography 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Actor, Creator, Editor, Recipient, Other
Classifications: F1103, 919.8
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Narrative of a journey to the shores of the Polar Sea, in the years 1819, 20, 21, and 22 by John Franklin( Book )

191 editions published between 1823 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 1 contains coloured, folded map by "J. Walker, Sculpt.," bound between pp. xix & [1], entitled: "The Chart shewing the Connected Discoveries of Captains Ross, Parry, and Franklin, in the years 1818, 19, 20, 21, 22 & 23"--Vol. 2 contained three folded maps bound in the back: Route from York Factory, Isle a la Crosse, and Slave Lake
Narrative of a second expedition to the shores of the polar sea, in the years 1825, 1826, and 1827 by John Franklin( Book )

55 editions published between 1828 and 2018 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Franklin (1786-1847) joined the Navy at the age of fourteen and saw action at Copenhagen and Trafalgar. Between those battles, he circumnavigated Australia with his uncle, Matthew Flinders; he became famous after his first major expedition to northern Canada in 1819-22, although it resulted in the deaths of over half of his men. Accounts of both of these voyages are also reissued in this series. Franklin returned to the Arctic in 1825, and this, his second book, describes that more successful endeavour. Published in 1828, it records the expedition's planning, route, scientific observations, and the mapping of over 1200 miles of Canada's northern coastline. The party included two artists, and their work is reproduced in over thirty engravings. Franklin was later posted to the Mediterranean and Tasmania, but in 1845 embarked on his disastrous third expedition to the North-West Passage, during which he and his entire crew were lost
Thirty years in the Arctic regions : a narrative of the explorations and adventures Sir John Franklin by John Franklin( Book )

35 editions published between 1859 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extracts from accounts of Franklin's voyages with brief sketch of search expeditions
Narrative of a second expedition to the shores of the polar sea, in the years 1825, 1826, and 1827. Including an account of the progress of a detachment to the eastward by John Franklin( Book )

15 editions published between 1828 and 1971 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reprint of first edition. (London, John Murray, 1828), with a new introduction by Leslie H. Neatby
Journey to the shores of the Polar sea, in 1819-20-21-22 : with a brief account of the second journey in 1825-26-27 by John Franklin( Book )

30 editions published between 1829 and 1982 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty years in the Arctic regions by John Franklin( Book )

14 editions published between 1859 and 2017 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In an age when polar exploration was akin to space exploration today, Sir John Franklin's journeys of discovery captured the popular imagination. Originally published in 1859, Thirty Years in the Arctic Regions is Franklin's own record of his two overland expeditions, begun in 1816 and 1825, which took him to what is now the Northwest Territory of Canada. But it was Franklin's final expedition, to discover the sea route connecting the northern Atlantic and Pacific oceans, that cemented his place in the history of Arctic exploration. Franklin and his crew set out in two ships, the Erebus and the Terror. Their search for the Northwest Passage was doomed, and the fate of Franklin and his 129-man crew remained a mystery for many years, despite the fact that more than thirty missions were sent to look for survivors or remains. The bodies of several of its members were eventually found. By 2016, both ships had been discovered, bringing an end to a 168-year-old Arctic mystery. This book includes Franklin's record of the hardship and suffering his men endured from his earlier expeditions, during which he and his crew charted 1,700 miles of Artic coastline. Also, it includes Franklin's detailed descriptions of a region that in the 19th century must have seemed as alien as a lunar landscape. The book's final entries include a letter from Franklin dated July 12, 1845--the last communication from the expedition received in England--and letters sent by the leaders of subsequent search expeditions. Thirty Years in the Arctic Regions describes an era when British exploration of the Far North was at its peak, in the words of one its most prominent and ill-fated explorers" --
Zweite Reise des Capit. John Franklin an die Küsten des Polarmeeres, in den Jahren 1825, 1826 und 1827 by John Franklin( )

14 editions published between 1828 and 2010 in German and English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey to the Polar Sea by John Franklin( Book )

14 editions published between 1924 and 2012 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

JOHN FRANKLIN, born in 1786. Many naval experiences, including Trafalgar, before heading an expedition across northern Canada in 1819. Elected F.R.S. and knighted after a second expedition. Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land, 1836 to 1843. Last expedition, 1845, was lost, and Franklin died in 1847 near the Arctic. Subsequent investigations have established him as the discoverer of the North-West Passage
Reise an die Küsten des Polarmeeres in den Jahren 1819, 1820, 1821 u. 1822 by John Franklin( Book )

17 editions published between 1823 and 2018 in German and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some private correspondence of Sir John and Lady Jane Franklin (Tasmania, 1837-1845) by John Franklin( Book )

8 editions published between 1947 and 1977 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of a journey to the shores of the polar sea, in the years 1819-20-21-22, volume 2 by John Franklin( )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819-20-21-22, Volume 1 by John Franklin( )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of some passages in the history of Van Diemen's Land, during the last three years of Sir John Franklin's administration of its government by John Franklin( )

13 editions published between 1845 and 2012 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The famous explorer of the Arctic region, Sir John Franklin (1786-1847) was appointed Governor of the penal colony of Tasmania (then known as Van Diemen's Land) in 1837. At first enthusiastically welcomed by the free colonists of the island, Franklin quickly became embroiled in political and administrative difficulties, and his compassion for convicts and aboriginals alike was incompatible with his duties. In 1843, colonial officials loyal to his predecessor succeeded in getting Franklin recalled by sending damaging accounts of his conduct to London. This pamphlet was Franklin's defence of his own character against these misrepresentations, but he was not to see his reputation recovered. He completed the book on 15 May 1845, just days before he departed on another Arctic expedition to search for the North-West Passage. Franklin and his entire crew died on the journey, and only many years later was the tragic fate of the expedition discovered
Journey to the polar sea, the by John Franklin( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey to the shores of the Polar Sea, in the years 1819-20-21-22 : with a brief account of the second journey in 1825-26-27 by John Franklin( Book )

1 edition published in 1829 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arctic explorations : the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55 by Elisha Kent Kane( Book )

3 editions published between 1856 and 1858 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of organization and course of expedition to Smith Sound, wintering on north-west coast of Greenland, various surveys, abandonment of Advance and return to Upernavik in small boats
The voyage of the 'Fox' in the Arctic seas : a narrative of the discovery of the fate of Sir John Franklin and his companions by Francis Leopold M'Clintock( Book )

1 edition published in 1860 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

McClintock commanded the private expedition sponsored by Lady Franklin in 1857 to search for her husband and his crew, missing since 1845. This account details his thorough search of the area between the Boothia Peninsula and King William Island, and the final discovery of the Franklin relics, including the sole written record of the ill-fated expedition
Unravelling the Franklin mystery : Inuit testimony by David C Woodman( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This examination of the accounts given by Inuit who met or saw survivors of the Franklin expedition concludes that most of the anecdotal evidence can be substantiated or adequately explained in relation to other evidence, and adds to understanding of the disappearance of the ships' crews
 
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