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Parry, William Edward Sir 1790-1855

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Works: 400 works in 1,429 publications in 3 languages and 10,581 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  History  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Observations  Archives  Portraits  Periodicals  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Correspondent
Classifications: G635.P3, 919.8
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Journal of a voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; performed in the years, 1819-20, in His Majesty's ships Hecla and Griper, under the orders of William Edward Parry, R.N., F.R.S., and commander of the expedition by William Edward Parry( Book )

38 editions published between 1821 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Englishman William Edward Parry's journal of his voyage for the discovery of a North-west passage through the Canadian Arctic in the years 1819-'20 aboard the ships Hecla and Griper. Includes official instructions to Parry from the British government on undertaking the expedition, details of land and sea exploration, encounters with Inuit (Eskimos) and fauna in the region, lists of supplies, chronometric, magnetic and lunar observations, numerous plates and maps, glossary of technical terms
Three voyages for the discovery of a northwest passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific ; and Narrative of an attempt to reach the North Pole by William Edward Parry( Book )

115 editions published between 1831 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of an attempt to reach the North pole : in boats fitted for the purpose, and attached to His Majesty's ship Hecla, in the Year MDCCCXXVII, under the command of Captain William Edward Parry, R.N., F.R.S., and honorary member of the Imperial Academy of Sciences at St. Petersburg ; illustrated by plates and charts by William Edward Parry( Book )

34 editions published between 1828 and 2018 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the leading Arctic navigators of his age, William Edward Parry (1790–1855) led three expeditions in search of the North-West Passage (accounts of which are also reissued in this series). Parry's early career had been spent protecting the whaling fleet of Spitsbergen and this experience led him in 1826 to propose to the Admiralty an expedition to the North Pole. In order to reach further north than earlier attempts, Parry used sledge-boats that could be towed over the ice on runners, and then take to any open sea that the crew encountered. In 1827 the expedition attained a record latitude that stood for nearly fifty years. This illustrated account, published in 1828, was described by the Quarterly Review as a record of 'the patient, persevering, energetic, and undaunted conduct which British seamen are capable of displaying, in the most difficult, discouraging, and dangerous circumstances'
Journal of a third voyage for the discovery of a northwest passage : from the Atlantic to the Pacific performed in the years 1824-25 in His Majesty's ships Hecla and Fury, under the orders of Captain William Edward Parry, R.N., F.R.S., and commander of the expedition ; illustrated by plates and charts by William Edward Parry( Book )

35 editions published between 1826 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The appendix contains a record of the scientific observations, and material upon the natural history of the Arctic regions
Journals of the first, second and third voyages for the discovery of a North-west Passage : from the Atlantic to the Pacific in 1819-20-21-22-23-24-25 in His Majesty's Ships Hecla, Griper and Fury under the orders of W.E. Parry by William Edward Parry( Book )

42 editions published between 1828 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last days of Lord Byron: with his lordship's opinions on various subjects, particularly on the state and prospects of Greece by William Edward Parry( )

23 editions published between 1825 and 2009 in English and German and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the many accounts of Lord Byron's mission to Greece and his death at Missolonghi in 1824, very few were by eyewitnesses. In this 1825 book, William Parry (1773-1859) describes in detail Byron's last days, and records the poet's wishes and intentions with regard to the Greek independence movement. Parry was working in the naval dockyard at Greenwich when he was recruited by the London Greek Committee to organise an artillery brigade to join Byron in Greece. The original plan was scaled down, but in February 1824 Parry and some companions arrived in Missolonghi. Byron took to him, and Parry, effectively his right-hand man, was with him when he died. His book is in part a score-settling activity against the opposing factions of the Committee both in Greece and England, but it is also an important and detailed account of the death, and of the creation of a myth
Parry's barrel organ by Freddie Hill( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of the third voyage for the discovery of a North-West Passage by William Edward Parry( )

23 editions published between 1889 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appendix to Captain Parry's Journal of a second voyage by William Edward Parry( Book )

23 editions published between 1825 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A supplement to the appendix of Captain Parry's voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage, in the years 1819-20 : containing an account of the subjects of natural history by William Edward Parry( Book )

21 editions published between 1824 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of a second voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific : performed in the years 1821-22-23, in His Majesty's ships Fury and Hecla by William Edward Parry( Book )

26 editions published between 1824 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After having made two trips to the Arctic in search of a Northwest Passage (one with Ross and one under his own charge), Parry was still convinced that a route existed out of Hudson's Bay. He set out on another expedition in the spring of 1821, this time with the ships Fury and Hecla. His instructions also included the possibility of meeting up with, and offering assistance to, John Franklin's overland expedition in the Coronation Gulf region. Parry sailed though Hudson Strait and Foxe Channel and into Frozen Strait, westward into Repulse Bay and then northward into Lyon Inlet. The expedition spent the winter at Winter Island, and thanks to Parry, the crew enjoyed much improved living conditions over what was typically known. Parry had modified the heating systems in the ships to reduce humidity, and replaced the sailor's cots with hammocks to allow for better air circulation. Parry organized entertainment for the men through the Royal Arctic Theatre, with plays every two weeks, and classes were organized for the men to learn to read and write. While at Winter Island, they were visited by a group of Inuit. The crew readily took an interest in the friendly visitors, and as a result, a considerable amount of information was collected and compiled on their nature and way of life. Captain Lyon's skilful drawings, depicting the Inuit in their traditional clothing, at work, on the hunt, and at play, became the basis for the illustrations used in Parry's published journal. When Parry was able to set sail again the next year, he resumed his voyage northward to discover and explore Fury and Hecla Strait, but owing to heavy ice, proceeded only to Igloolik Island off the northwest coast of Melville Peninsula where they spent the second winter. The following summer, Parry put an end to the expedition and headed back to England, arriving in October, 1823. The voyage, although not achieving its goal, shed light on a little-known region of the Arctic
Three voyages for the discovery of a Northwest passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and narrative of an attempt to reach the North Pole by William Edward Parry( Book )

15 editions published between 1831 and 1840 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyage fait en 1819 et 1820, sur les vaisseaux de S.M.B., l'Hécla et le Griper : pour découvrir un passage du nord-ouest de l'océan Atlantique à la mer Pacifique, sous les ordres de William Edouard Parry ... by William Edward Parry( Book )

24 editions published between 1819 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Edward Parry (1790-1855) spent the early part of his naval career protecting the whale fisheries of Spitzbergen. He was later appointed to several Arctic expeditions, including three in search of the North-West Passage. This 1821 publication, reissued here in the unchanged second edition from the same year, describes the first of these voyages. Although unsuccessful, it provided valuable scientific data and experience that shaped subsequent expeditions. Noted for his care for his men, and his ability to quickly find solutions to difficult problems, Parry realised during this expedition the importance of keeping his explorers occupied during the winter, and started a newspaper and a theatre group. This first expedition established that, contrary to John Ross's 1819 account (also reissued in this series), a westward route through Lancaster Sound did in fact exist. It also began to map the many islands in the region
[Voyages for the discovery of a Northwest passage, 1819-1825 ; and Narrative of an attempt to reach the North Pole, 1827 by William Edward Parry( )

in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The North Georgia gazette, and winter chronicle by Edward Sabine( Book )

4 editions published between 1821 and 2009 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alone, months of sailing separating them from home, in the polar winter where the sun never rises, the two ships of Captain William Parry's expedition lay encased in ice from November 1819 to March 1820. In order to fully chart the North-West Passage between the Atlantic and the Pacific, it was necessary to overwinter in the Arctic, something that no other British expedition had done before. To boost morale in these uncomfortable circumstances, Captain Edward Sabine (1788–1883), a senior scientist carrying out measurements of natural phenomena, founded and edited a weekly magazine, which ran for twenty-one issues and was made available to the wider world in 1821. Offering jokes, poems, stories and thinly disguised gossip, the members of the expedition contributed to the magazine with enthusiasm (after having first thawed their ink). This little book offers unique insight into what polar exploration in the nineteenth century was actually like.--
 
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Journal of a third voyage for the discovery of a northwest passage : from the Atlantic to the Pacific performed in the years 1824-25 in His Majesty's ships Hecla and Fury, under the orders of Captain William Edward Parry, R.N., F.R.S., and commander of the expedition ; illustrated by plates and charts
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Вильям Эдвард Парри

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