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    Somerset House

    Date
    1835
    Creator
    Unknown, Lithographer
    After
    John Ross (1777 - 1856, British) , Naval officer
    Object type
    Library reference
    27714
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (print): 220mm
    width (print): 140mm
    Subject
    Content object
    Description
    The hut constructed by the Ross expedition in late 1832, after the party had abandoned their icebound ship the Victory. Transverse and longitudinal sections are shown. The hut was constructed from the wreck of the Fury (lost in a previous Northwest Passage expedition) and named after the Royal Society’s London headquarters.

    Plate facing p.688 of the Narrative of a second voyage in search of a north-west passage, and of a residence in the Arctic regions during the years 1829 ... 1833, by Sir John Ross (London, 1835).

    John Ross and his nephew James Clark Ross endured four winters trapped in the Arctic ice on an expedition to find the elusive Northwest Passage. John Ross was knighted in 1834 following his return to England.
    Associated place
    Credit
    © The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.10427
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