Captain Francis Crozier of HMS 'Terror', 1845
Engraving of Captain Francis Crozier (1796-1848) of HMS 'Terror', pictured shortly before departing on the ill-fated Franklin 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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O Lord O Lord! I can not - I never shall remember?
O Lord O Lord! I can not - I never shall remember all these cursed conversions, filings, marches, counter marches and wheelings!Watercolour from 'The Cornwall Militia', a set of ten watercolours, based on regimental 'characters', artist unknown, 1796.Caricature of Col Rodd preparing for a field day.The originals for the coloured aquatint 'A Peep into Camp', published by S W Fores, 8 May 1797. Associated with the Wars of the French Revolution, Home Defence (1793-1802). Date: 1796
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Plant illustration by Franz Andreas Bauer
Plant illustration by Franz Andreas Bauer - Illustration from Delineation of exotic plants cultivated in the Royal Garden at Kew (1796) by Franz Andreas Bauer (1758-1840). Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London. Date: 1796
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