Arctic Explorations: the Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin: 1853, '54, '55 - Vol. 1

Arctic Explorations: the Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin: 1853, '54, '55 - Vol. 1

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Arctic Explorations: the Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin: 1853, '54, '55 - Vol. 1

Arctic Explorations: the Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin: 1853, '54, '55 - Vol. 1

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This book is not a record of scientific investigations.

While engaged, under the orders of the Navy Department, in arranging and elaborating the results of the late expedition to the Arctic seas, I have availed myself of the permission of the Secretary to connect together the passages of my journal that could have interest for the general reader, and to publish them as a narrative of the adventures of my party. I have attempted very little else.

The engravings with which my very liberal publishers have illustrated it, will certainly add greatly to any value the text may possess. Although largely, and, in some cases exclu-

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