Captain Sir John Franklin (1786-1847)
Engraving of Captain Sir John Franklin in his Royal Navy uniform, pictured shortly before departing on his ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845. In 1845 the British Admiralty sent two polar exploration ships, HMS 'Erebus' and HMS 'Terror', to look for the Northwest passage round the northern coast of Canada. The expedition, commanded by Sir John Franklin, disappeared from view late in 1845 and none of the men were ever seen again. In fact the ships made it to the King William Island region, then got stuck in the ice. With supplies running out the surviving crew abandoned ship and headed south. However, none made it to safety and it is assumed all died from disease, exposure or starvation. From 1848 onwards a number of relief expeditions were sent to find Franklin, but it was only in 1859 that Francis Leopold McClintock was able to confirm Franklin's fate.
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Canopic jar. Tomb 57 of Iunefer. Hawara Cemetery. Egypt. C
Canopic jar to contain the entrails of a deceased. Tomb of Iunefer, number 57. Hawara Cemetery. Egypt. Limestone. 12th Dynasty. Middle Kingdom. Reign of Amenemhat III. C. 1831-1786 BC. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum. Copenhagen. Denmark.
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Willielma Campbell, nee Maxwell, viscountess GLENORCHY Scottish noblewoman who at age 23 acquired intense religious convictions, which caused her to build chapels here & there Date: 1741 - 1786
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