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Arctic Explorers preparing for the long winter--historic Cape Sabine and Baffin Bay. (79 degrees N. lat.). Caption 4686 : interpositive

Topic:
THE ARCTIC REGIONS
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration
Baffin Bay (Canada)
Canada
Cape Sabine (Canada)
Local Numbers:
RSN 26499
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.49 [98].
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Bays -- Canada  Search this
Boats -- Canada  Search this
Camps -- Canada  Search this
Dogs -- Glass -- 1890-1920  Search this
Explorers -- Canada  Search this
Ice -- Canada  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1890-1920 -- Interpositives -- Glass.
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 26493-26599
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81cf463a9-1459-4ab5-b2cb-b5d09919e6ca
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref24258

Amundsen and Ellsworth 1925 Arctic Expedition Glass Plates [Dietrichson]

Names:
Amundsen, Roald  Search this
Ellsworth, Lincoln, 1880-1951  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box (23 glass lantern slides))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration
Date:
bulk 1925
Summary:
The collection consists of 23 hand-colored glass lantern slides of images taken during the 1925 Arctic expedition attempt by Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth to fly to the North Pole using a pair of Dornier Do J Wal (Whale) (Do 16) flying boats.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of 23 3.25 x 3.25 inch (8 x 8 cm) hand-colored glass lantern slides made by the Worm-Petersen studio (Oslo, Norway) of images taken during the Amundsen and Ellsworth 1925 Arctic expedition.
Biographical / Historical:
Roald Amundsen was an accomplished Norwegian explorer. American Lincoln Ellsworth was the son of a multimillionaire, with degrees from Columbia and Yale, trained as an aviator during World War I. Together, with four other men, they attempted to fly to the North Pole using a pair of Dornier Do J Wal (Whale) (Do 16) flying boats, simply named N24 and N25. Each aircraft had twin Rolls-Royce 365-hp water-cooled Eagle engines mounted on top of the wing structure, one facing forward, the other facing aft. The Dorniers were constructed with duralumin flat-bottomed fuselages and projecting sponsons to stabilize the craft in the water. The expedition left from King's Bay Svalbard (Spitsbergen) Norway on 21 May 1925. The N24 was piloted by Norwegian naval Lieutenant Leif Dietrichson, with Ellsworth and mechanic Osker Omdal. Amundsen was aboard the N25 with Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen as pilot and German mechanic Ludwig (also known as Karl) Feucht. After several hours of flight, the N24 engine temperature began to rise uncontrollably, and by 5:00 am on the 22nd Amundsen decided to land both planes to refill the tanks. They were still over 120 miles from the Pole and had drifted off course, 22 degrees west. It would take 25 days of surviving the Arctic climate before they could free the planes from the ice by creating a hard ice runway using only makeshift tools. On June 15, the six men took flight aboard the N25, leaving the crippled N24 behind. Almost 24 hours later they were able to land on the choppy waters of the Hinlopen Strait, where they flagged down and were able to board the Sjoliv, a Norwegian seal-hunting ship, for their final journey back to King's Bay. By June 25th the N25 was safely recovered and on July 5th Amundsen and Ellsworth with the rest of the crew flew the N-25 to Olso for a heroes' reception and audience with King Haakon of Norway.
Provenance:
P.W.K. Dietrichson, Gift, NASM.XXXX.0494
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Scientific expeditions -- Arctic regions  Search this
North Pole -- Aerial Exploration  Search this
Dornier Do J Wal (Whale) (Do 16)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Citation:
Amundsen and Ellsworth 1925 Arctic Expedition Glass Plates [Dietrichson], Acc. XXXX.0491, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0491
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Amundsen and Ellsworth 1925 Arctic Expedition Glass Plates [Dietrichson]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg20a1cb23b-4588-4cbc-8a5d-9639dc66e21f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0491
Online Media:

Charles F. Blair, Jr., Collection

Creator:
Blair, Charles F., Jr., 1909-1978  Search this
Names:
Antilles Air Boats  Search this
Operation Julius Caesar  Search this
Operation Sharkbait  Search this
Pan American World Airways, Inc.  Search this
United States. Air Force  Search this
Blair, Charles F., Jr., 1909-1978  Search this
Extent:
1.74 Cubic feet ((1 shoebox) (1 23.5x19x4 flatbox) (1 16x13.5x3 flatbox))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Photographs
Place:
Arctic regions -- Aerial Exploration
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration
Date:
[ca. 1950s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of two large scrapbooks, 15 glass slides and a print and copy negative film of Blair on his historic polar flight.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles F. Blair, Jr. (1909-1978) graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Vermont in 1931. After flight training with the Navy and completing a tour of duty as a naval aviator, Blair went on to be a pilot for United Airlines, American Airlines, and for Pan American Airways. In 1951 he set a record for an Atlantic crossing (7 hours, 48 minutes) in his converted North American P-51 Excalibur III. The next year, Blair became the first individual to fly over the North Pole in a single engine aircraft, an achievement that earned him the Harmon International Trophy, Thurlow Award, and the Distinguished Flying Cross. Because of his Arctic solo, the Strategic Air Command invited Blair to help develop techniques for delivering thermonuclear weapons from long-range fighter aircraft. Blair worked as a special consultant to the Air Force during the week, and on weekends he continued to fly for Pan American. In 1956 Blair commanded Operation Sharkbait, a flight of jet fighters nonstop across the North Atlantic, and in 1959 he led Operation Julius Caesar, the first flight of jet fighters to cross the Arctic and the North Pole. After his retirement from the Air Force Reserves (as a Brigadier General) and Pan American, Blair operated Antilles Air Boats, a charter air service in the Caribbean. While piloting a regularly scheduled flight between St. Croix and St. Thomas, the aircraft crashed claiming Blair's life and those of three of his passengers.
General:
Note: Mr. Blair's converted P-51, Excalibur III, is in the collections of the National Air and Space Museum, and will be on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles, Virginia, USA.
NASMrev
Provenance:
Maureen O'Hara Blair, gift, 1999, 1999-0042, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Rohrbach Ro III Rotri Flying Boat  Search this
Harmon International Trophy  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0042
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg29307d2ef-6680-4759-b3f1-ba6c668cce43
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0042
Online Media:

William Babcock Hazen Papers

Creator:
Belknap, William W. (William Worth), 1829-1890  Search this
Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881  Search this
Greely, Adolphus Washington  Search this
Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893  Search this
Hazen, William Babcock, 1830-1887  Search this
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865  Search this
Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888  Search this
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891  Search this
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852  Search this
Names:
Lincoln, Robert Todd  Search this
Extent:
4 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Culture:
Inuit -- Greenland  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Cartes-de-visite
Correspondence
Diplomas
Legal documents
Military commissions
Place:
Greenland -- Exploration
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Date:
1855-1909
Summary:
Papers document General William Babcock Hazen's military career, primarily through correspondence, photographs, and publications.
Scope and Contents:
The General William Babcock Hazen Collection, 1856-1905, consists of approximately four cubic feet of material. Collection materials include biographical, correspondence (military and family), documents on the Greely Arctic Expedition, photographs, stereographs, and material on General Hazen's book, A Narrative of Military Service.
Arrangement:
This collection is divided into six series.

Series 1, Biographical Materials, 1885-1867

Series 2, Correspondence and Military Forms 1856-1886 and undated

Series 3, Correspondence to General William Babcock Hazen, 1861-1887

Series 4, Correspondence of Hazen Family, 1858-1909

Series 5, Photographs, 1864-1881

Series 6, Publications, 1865-1886
Biographical / Historical:
General William Babcock Hazen was born September 27, 1830 in West Hartford, Vermont. Four years later, the family moved to a farm outside Hiram, Portage County, Ohio where he attended school with James A. Garfield. Hazen's goal was service in the Army, and he wrote his congressman for admission to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Hazen graduated in 1855, twenty-eighth out of a class of thirty-four.

After graduation, General Hazen was assigned as Brevet Second Lieutenant, Company D, Fourth Infantry, Redding, California. After arriving in California, he was ordered to Fort Lane in the Oregon Territory. Lieutenant Hazen was authorized to establish a command at Grand Ronde and build a blockhouse that became the post Fort Yamhill, located west of Portland, Oregon. On April 20, 1857, he was transferred to Fort Jones, California, and then ordered to join the Eighth Infantry, Fort Davis, Texas. Hazen was transferred to Fort Inge, Texas, to protect a road from San Antonio to Eagle Pass. During a chase, Hazen was wounded by a bullet that was not removed. The lingering effect of the bullet wound would cause him frequent pain.

During the period of service in Texas, Hazen reportedly gained leadership experience, practical military knowledge, and considerable confidence in his own abilities. Following twelve months of convalescence, Hazen was nominated assistant instructor of military tactics at West Point on January 28, 1861. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on April 1861 and captain on May 14, 1861. Colonel James A. Garfield influenced the appointment of Hazen as colonel in command of the newly organized forty-first Ohio Volunteer Regiment. Hazen quickly transformed the regiment's inexperienced personnel into a firmly disciplined body. The intensive training paid large dividends later in the war, and he always held the regiment in high regard.

As brigade and division commander, General Hazen led troops in many important battles and campaigns: Shiloh (Place of Peace), Stones River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta, Resaca, Picketts Mill, Jonesboro, Fort McAllister, and Bentonville. On December 13, 1864, Hazen was appointed a major general of volunteers in recognition of long and faithful service and the capture of Fort McAllister. It was after the performance of his troops at Fort McAllister that a friendly relationship developed with General William T. Sherman. With the capitulation of the Confederate armies in spring of 1865, Hazen's division and the Army of the Tennessee left North Carolina where they saw their last fighting. The destination was Washington, D.C., site of a two-day grand review of the victorious Union Armies. On May 19, 1865 Hazen was elevated to commander of the Fifteenth Corps. After a thirty day furlough, he held command of the District of Middle Tennessee until the following summer. In July 1866, Hazen returned west.

In August 1870, President Ulysses S. Grant granted Hazen indefinite leave to observe the Franco-Prussian War. He viewed several battles and personally interviewed Otto von Bismarck and General Helmut von Moltke. Observations and research convinced Hazen that the United States Army was mismanaged and lacked tactical and logistical organization.

Before returning to the Sixth Infantry command, Hazen married Mildred McLean, the twenty-one year-old daughter of prominent Cincinnati Enquirer owner Washington McLean. A son John was born in 1876, but died at the age of twenty-two in 1898.

In June 1877, Hazen was appointed military attaché to the United States Legation in Vienna, Austria, and assigned as military observer of the Russo-Turkish War that had started in April 1877.

In 1878 Colonel Stanley accused Colonel Hazen of perjury and cowardice in the Civil War and requested a court-martial. Colonel Hazen retaliated by formally requesting that Stanley be arraigned by a court-martial on charges of publishing and circulating libelous material against him. On March 19, 1879, General Sherman reluctantly recommended that both generals be arraigned by the same court-martial. The New York Tribune reported "inasmuch as by the decisions of the court-martial Hazen has secured a substantial vindication." Hazen returned to Fort Buford.

While on detached service in Washington, D.C., Hazen actively campaigned for James A. Garfield for president. On August 24, 1880, General Albert James Myer, Chief of the Army Signal Corps, died, opening up a staff position subject to presidential appointment. President Rutherford B. Hayes, after consulting with President-elect Garfield, announced the promotion of Hazen to the rank of brigadier general and appointment as chief signal officer. One of Hazen's lasting legacies in this new role was advancing the development of meteorological science in the Army Signal Corps.

In May 1880, Lady Franklin Bay in northern Canada was chosen as the site for a signal service polar station, one of several conducted by eleven nations for the first International Polar Year (1882-1883). The initial two-year expedition set out in 1881 under the command of Regular Army First Lieutenant Adolphus W. Greely, a Civil War veteran from Massachusetts. The twenty-five man party did not get relief from the long winter in 1882, and a second rescue attempt was disrupted by ice. In September 1883, Secretary of War Robert Todd Lincoln, decided it was too late to send another relief party and they were left to spend a third winter in the Arctic. The demoralized party was forced to march south in search of supplies and landed at Cape Sabine, spending the next eight months in desperate circumstances. In June 1884, rescuers finally reached them and found only Greely and seven others alive. The remaining expedition members froze or starved to death.

Hazen never forgave Secretary of War Robert Todd Lincoln for his inaction with the Greely Arctic Expedition, and in 1884 Lincoln censured Hazen for his criticism. Hazen replied to Lincoln by letter, which was returned with a warning to keep the matter private. Hazen went to the press and stated in a published account that he wrote such a letter. He immediately found himself ordered before another court-martial, resulting in a reprimand by President Chester A. Arthur for "unwarranted and captious criticism." Greely supported Hazen's position. In 1885, Hazen produced A Narrative of Military Service, a report devoted to the defense of his Civil War record and personal reputation.

Health problems-diabetes and recurring pain from his bullet wound-forced Hazen to obtain a 12-month leave of absence from his military service. On January 13, 1887, he attended a White House reception where he caught a cold. He died on January 16, 1887, at the age of fifty-six.
Provenance:
In 1985, the Smithsonian received from the Estate of Fredrick McLean Bugher, grandnephew of General Hazen's wife Mildred McLean Hazen, manuscripts and letters concerning General Hazen. Part of the collection was rescued by a private individual from a Lorton, Virginia land fill and sold to the Smithsonian in 1987 in two sections. The first section contained material about the career of General William Babcock Hazen as chief signal officer of the United States Army. The second section contained manuscript materials related to Hazen's duties on the frontier and Indian tribes covering the period of 1855 to 1860, and from 1866 to 1880. Also included are family letters and land holdings in the Midwest.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Rights situation uncertain, but most of the collection is probably in the public domain due to its age.
Topic:
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration -- 1880-1890  Search this
Eskimos -- Greenland  Search this
Genre/Form:
Cartes-de-visite
Correspondence -- 1850-1900
Diplomas
Legal documents
Military commissions
Citation:
William B. Hazen Papers, 1855-1909, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0427
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William Babcock Hazen Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep867016537-49d3-4a96-8de1-9147aeba33c3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0427
Online Media:

A fabulous kingdom : the exploration of the Arctic / Charles Officer, Jake Page

Author:
Officer, Charles  Search this
Page, Jake  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (x, 220 pages) : illustrations, maps
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Place:
Arctic regions
Arctic Regions
Date:
2012
Topic:
NATURE--Ecology  Search this
HISTORY--Expeditions & Discoveries  Search this
TRAVEL--Polar Regions  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
G608
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1151584

Agency history, 1871-1876

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Polaris Expedition Publication Project  Search this
Subject:
Hall, Charles Francis 1821-1871  Search this
Bessels, Emil 1847-1888  Search this
Polaris (Ship)  Search this
United States North Polar Expedition (1871-1873)  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
Arctic regions
North Pole
Date:
1871
1871-1876
Topic:
Research  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00372
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_235111

The North Pole galop composed by Horace De'Quincey

Author:
De Quincey, Horace  Search this
Nixon, F  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Cheyne, John P. 1826-1902  Search this
Liebig's Extract of Meat Company Associated items  Search this
Physical description:
5 pages of music 35 cm
Type:
Songs and music
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
England
Arctic regions
North Pole
Arctic Ocean
Arctic Regions
Date:
1880
To 1901
1880-1890
Topic:
Ballooning  Search this
Galops  Search this
John Bull (Symbolic character)  Search this
Piano music  Search this
Popular instrumental music  Search this
Alcoholic beverages  Search this
Balloons (Aircraft)  Search this
Canned foods  Search this
Checks  Search this
Compasses (Direction indicators)  Search this
Dancers  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Dogs  Search this
Flags--British  Search this
Flutes  Search this
Ice  Search this
Maps  Search this
Men  Search this
Mountains  Search this
Oats  Search this
Polar bears  Search this
Sextants  Search this
Sleds & sleighs  Search this
Snow  Search this
Telescopes  Search this
Violins  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
British  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982714

Report on the Dominion of Canada government expedition to the Arctic islands and Hudson strait on board the D.G.S. 'Arctic [1908-1909]' By Captain J.E. Bernier, officer in charge and fishery officer

Author:
Canada Department of Marine and Fisheries  Search this
Bernier, Joseph Elizear  Search this
McMilliam, J.G  Search this
Jackson, W.E  Search this
Hennessey, F. C  Search this
Subject:
Bernier, J. E. 1852-1934  Search this
Arctic (Steamship)  Search this
Physical description:
xxix, 529 p. incl. front., illus., port., fold. maps, facsims, 2 pl, 24 cm. Screen 2 of 2
Type:
Books
Place:
Arctic regions
Canada
Hudson Strait
Date:
1910
Topic:
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
G670.1908.A7X 1910
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_314689

Report of Winfield S. Schley, commander, U.S. Navy, commanding Greely Relief Expedition of 1884

Title:
Greely Relief Expedition, 1884
Author:
Schley, Winfield Scott 1839-1911  Search this
Former owner:
Kohn, Benjamin DSI  Search this
Author:
United States Navy Department Schley Court of Inquiry  Search this
Subject:
Greely, A. W (1844-1935) (Adolphus Washington)  Search this
Physical description:
75 pages, [35] leaves of plates illustrations, maps, portrait 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arctic regions
United States
Arctic Regions
Arctique
Date:
1887
Topic:
Expeditions  Search this
Travel  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Greely Relief Expedition, 1884  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Découverte et exploration américaines  Search this
Call number:
G670 1884 .S35 1887
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1005712

Historical view of the progress of discovery on the more northern coasts of America from the earliest period to the present time By Patrick Fraser Tytler, Esq., R.S. and F.S.A. ; With descriptive sketches of the natural history of the North American regions. / By James Wilson, Esq., F.R.S.E. and M.W.S. ; To which is added an appendix, containing remarks on a late memoir of Sebastian Cabot, with a vindication of Richard Hakluyt. ; Illustrated by a map and nine engravings

Title:
Progress of discovery on the more northern coasts of America
Discovery of America
Author:
Tytler, Patrick Fraser 1791-1849  Search this
Engraver:
Anderson, Alexander 1775-1870  Search this
King, G. B (George B.),.)  Search this
Mason, Abraham John 1794-1858  Search this
Morse, Joseph W.  Search this
White, Roswell N.  Search this
Author:
Wilson, James 1795-1856  Search this
Printer:
J. & J. Harper, Printers  Search this
Subject:
Biddle, Richard 1796-1847 Memoir of Sebastian Cabot  Search this
Physical description:
[4], 360, [12] pages, [1] folded leaf of plates illustrations, map 17 cm
Type:
Books
Binders' stamps (Binding)
Bookplates (Provenance)
Half bindings (Binding)
Intaglio prints
Maps
Marbled papers (Binding)
Relief prints
Place:
Arctic regions
Canada
America
New France
Northwest, Canadian
Arctic Regions
Canadian Northwest
North America
Date:
1833
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
F1060 .T984 1833X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1032842

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, under the orders of Captain William Edward Parry : illustrated by numerous plates

Title:
Captain Parry's journal DSI
Second voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage
Author:
Parry, William Edward Sir 1790-1855  Search this
Engraver:
Finden, Edward Francis 1791-1857  Search this
Illustrator:
Lyon, G. F (George Francis) 1795-1832  Search this
Contributor:
Melville, Robert Saunders Dundas Viscount 1771-1851  Search this
Subject:
Parry, William Edward Sir 1790-1855 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
[8], xxx, [2], 571, [1] pages, [39] leaves of plates (8 folded) illustrations, maps 27 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Canada
Arctic regions
Northwest Passage
Arctic Ocean
Date:
1824
19th century
Topic:
Eskimos--Social life and customs  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Inuit--Social life and customs  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
British  Search this
Call number:
G650 1821 .P264 1824
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1004704

Journal of a voyage in Baffin's Bay and Barrow Straits, in the years 1850-1851 performed by H.M. ships "Lady Franklin" and "Sophia," under the command of Mr. William Penny, in search of the missing crews of H.M. ships, Erebus and Terror : with a narrative of sledge excursions on the ice of Wellington Channel : and observations on the natural history and physical features of the countries and frozen seas visited by Peter C. Sutherland ; with maps, plates, and wood-engravings

Author:
Sutherland, Peter C (Peter Cormack) 1822-1900  Search this
Former owner:
United States Department of State Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes, leaves of plates (some folded) illustrations, maps 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arctic regions
Baffin Bay (North Atlantic Ocean)
Northwest Passage
Northwest, Canadian
Arctic Regions
Date:
1852
Topic:
Discovery and exploration  Search this
British  Search this
Call number:
G665 1850 .P4 1852
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_955430

History of the voyages and discoveries made in the North translated from the German of John Reinhold Forster ... ; and elucidated by several new and original maps

Title:
Forster's Voyages DSI
Voyages and discoveries in the North
Author:
Forster, Johann Reinhold 1729-1798  Search this
Former owner:
Morey, H. DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[8], xvi, 489, [19] pages, [3] folded leaves of plates maps 28 cm (4to)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Early works
Exploration literature
Illustrated works
Printers' advertisements
Watermarks (Paper)
Place:
Arctic regions
Arctique
Arctic Regions
England
London
Date:
1786
18th century
Topic:
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Voyages and travels  Search this
Découvertes géographiques  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
G623 .F73315 1786
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1004548

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

Author:
Parry, William Edward Sir 1790-1855  Search this
Author:
Hooker, William Jackson Sir 1785-1865  Search this
Jameson, Robert 1774-1854  Search this
Ross, James Clark Sir 1800-1862  Search this
Former owner:
Columbia College (New York, N.Y.) Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, [2], 229, [1] pages, [7] leaves of plates (1 folded) illustrations, maps 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arctic regions
Norway
Spitsbergen Island
North Pole
Arctic Ocean
Arctic Regions
Date:
1828
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
G700 1827 .P37 1828
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Khronologicheskaia istorīia voekhʺ puteshestvīĭ vʺ severnyia poliarnyia strany sʺ prisovokuplenīemʺ obozrenīia fizicheskikhʺ saoĭstvʺ togo kraia

Author:
Berkh, Vasiliĭ Nikolaevich 1781-1834  Search this
Former owner:
Pinart, A. L (Alphonse Louis),) 1852-1911 DSI  Search this
Bibliotheca Sobolewskiana DSI  Search this
Physical description:
2 volume in 1, [14] folded leaves of plates illustrations, maps 25 cm
Type:
Books
Illustrated works
Lithographs
Place:
Arctic regions
Northeast Passage
Northwest Passage
Northwest Coast of North America
Aleutian Islands (Alaska)
Arctic Ocean
Arctic Regions
Russia
Date:
1821
1823
1820-1830
Topic:
Explorers  Search this
Fur trade  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
G639 .B512 1821
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_279994

Puteshestvi̐e Kapitana Billingsa chrez Chukotskuiu zemliu ot Beringova proliva de Nizhnekolymskago ostroga i plavani̐e Kapitana Galla na sudnie Chërnom Orlie po Soverovostochnomu okeanu v 1791 godu. S prilozheni̐em slovaria drenadtsati nariechii̐ dikikh narodov, nabliudeni̐ia nad stuzheiu v Verkhnekolymskom ostrogie, i nastarleni̐a dannago Kapitanu Billingsu iz Gosudartsvennoi̐ admiraltei̐str-kollegi̐ Garrilom Sarychem

Author:
Sarychev, Gavriil Andreevich 1763-1831  Search this
Subject:
Chernyï Orel (Ship)  Search this
Geograficheskaïä i astronomicheskaïä ëkspediẗs̈iïä v severovostochnye chasti Rosii, 1785-1794  Search this
Physical description:
[2], iv, 191 pages, [3] folded leaves of plates illustrations, maps 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Aleutian Islands (Alaska)
Arctic regions
Siberia (Russia)
Arctic Regions
Date:
1811
Topic:
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
G700 1791 .S27 1811
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_279995

Report of the Canadian Arctic Expedition, 1913-18 / [leaders, Vilhjálmur Stefánsson (northern party), R.M. Anderson (southern party) ; general editor, R.M. Anderson]

Author:
Canadian Arctic Expedition (1913-1918)  Search this
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur 1879-1962  Search this
Anderson, Rudolph Martin 1876-1961  Search this
Canada. Department of Naval Science  Search this
Canada Department of Mines  Search this
Canada Department of Marine and Fisheries  Search this
Subject:
Canadian Arctic Expedition (1913-1915)  Search this
Physical description:
14 v. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arctic regions
Canada, Northern
Date:
1919
1946
1919-1946
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Inuit  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Canadian  Search this
Call number:
G670 1913 .C21 1919
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_569880

Northward ho!, or, Baffled, not beaten words by Commander Cheyne ; music by Odoardi [that is, Odoardo] Barri

Title:
Then rally round our flag unfurl'd
British ensign folded lies!
Northward! oh!!
Baffled not beaten
Author:
Barri, Odoardo 1844-1920  Search this
Cheyne, John P. 1826-1902  Search this
Concanen, Alfred  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Stannard & Son  Search this
Physical description:
1 score (7 pages) 36 cm
Type:
Songs and music
Advertisements
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
England
Arctic regions
Arctic Regions
Date:
1879
To 1901
1870-1880
Topic:
Ballooning  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Songs with piano  Search this
Balloons (Aircraft)  Search this
Coal  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Dogs  Search this
Ice floes  Search this
Men  Search this
Mountains  Search this
Night  Search this
Ships  Search this
Signal flags  Search this
Snow  Search this
Stars  Search this
Telescopes  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
British  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982077

Richard E. Byrd Scrapbooks

Creator:
Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957  Search this
Names:
National Economy League  Search this
Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957  Search this
Extent:
1.15 Cubic feet ((5 flatboxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Place:
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration
Arctic regions -- Aerial Exploration
Date:
1927-1933
Scope and Contents:
These scrapbooks consist of press clippings covering Byrd's Antarctic expedition of 1928-30, as well as items relating to his transatlantic flight and League activities. The items cover all aspects of the expeditions from planning through public recognition after Byrd's return.
Biographical / Historical:
Richard Evelyn Byrd (1888-1957) was a noted pilot and explorer. Byrd claimed to be the first human to fly over both the North and South Poles (on 9 May 1926 and 29 November 1929 respectively). Byrd flew across the Atlantic in the airplane America in 1927 and was active in the "National Economy League" during the early Depression years.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No donor information, gift, XXXX-0282, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Indians of Central America  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0282
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2d15532a3-02cd-437d-8c1c-7960026b9342
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0282

Salomon A. Andree 1896 Polar Expedition Collection

Creator:
Andrée, Salomon August, 1854-1897  Search this
Names:
Andrée, Salomon August, 1854-1897  Search this
Extent:
0.51 Cubic feet ((2 flatboxes) (1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Publications
Scrapbooks
Place:
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration
Date:
1896
Summary:
This collection consists of material relating to Salomon Andrée's unsuccessful 1896 expedition, including: two oversized prints; a photograph album labeled "Spitsbergen, 1896" which includes images of life on board the ship Virgo and the Örnen balloon; and a scrapbook containing mostly Swedish newspaper article accounts of the journey.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of material relating to Salomon Andrée's unsuccessful 1896 expedition, including: two oversized prints; a photograph album labeled "Spitsbergen, 1896" which includes images of life on board the ship Virgo and the Örnen balloon; and a scrapbook containing mostly Swedish newspaper article accounts of the journey.

Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.
Arrangement:
The Salomon A. Andrée 1896 Polar Expedition Collection-- is arranged by content type.
Biographical / Historical:
Salomon August Andrée (1854-1897) was a pupil at the Technical Institute in Stockholm. During the 1870s and 1880s, Andrée became interested in both ballooning and meteorological and physical research in polar regions. In 1893, Andrée bought his first balloon and undertook various ascents, and by 1895 had put forth his plans for a balloon flight over the North Pole. The expedition was planned for the summer of 1896, but after reaching Spitsbergen, unfavorable weather conditions caused the flight to be canceled. Thus, the expedition commenced the following summer. Three days after takeoff, the balloon was forced to land, and the men - Andréee, Nils Strindberg, and Knut Fraenkel - spent six weeks trying to return to Spitsbergen before perishing. The remains of their last camp were not found until 1930.
Provenance:
Peter Gustafson, gift, 1993, 1994-0007, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Publications
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Salomon A. Andrée 1896 Polar Expedition Collection, Acc. NASM.1994.0007####, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1994.0007
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg25d2bf06b-a7c1-4056-8921-2d0b41c0875d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1994-0007
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