Stephenson Papers at the National Maritime Museum

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A list of the papers of Admiral Sir Henry F. Stephenson in the possession of the National Maritime Museum, London.


Letterbook, 1868-69 of HMS RATTLER, (lost in La Perouse Straits, 1868), including reports on the loss of the ship.


Letterbook of HMS DISCOVERY, May 1875-Oct 1876.


Book of proceedings, HMS DISCOVERY, 15 Jul 1875-20 Sep 1876.


Journals, May 1875-Sep 1876.



Rough Surveying Book of H. F. Stephenson, HMS DISCOVERY.


Folder containing various bound loose papers. See also STP/5/A.


Orders and memoranda, May 1875-Oct 1876, including orders received from Capt George Nares, HMS ALERT, see full list in printed catalogue for further details.


Letters from Capt Nares, Aug 1875-76, see full list in printed catalogue for details.


Letterbook, HMS CARYSFORT, Oct 1880-Jul 1883 and some loose papers for 1882, Egypt.


Printed papers: narrative of the loss of the RATTLER and Arctic papers, 1875-76.


Publications including reports by expeditions in search of Franklin, sledge journeys and proceedings, 1852-56, see full list in printed catalogue for further details.



Arctic Expedition 1875-76, regarding the Equipment and Fitting out of the Arctic Expedition of 1875, including Report of the Admiralty Arctic Committee, related correspondence, and the journals and proceedings of the Arctic Expedition 1875-6 under the command of Captain Sir George S. Nares, R.N., K.C.B. All with accompanying charts and images. See full list in printed catalogue for further details.


'Report of the committee appointed by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, to enquire into the Causes of the Outbreak of Scurvy in the recent Arctic Expedition; The Adequacy of the provision made by the Admiralty in the ways of Food, Medicine, and Medical Comforts; and the propriety of the Orders given by the Commander of the Expedition for provisioning the Sledge Parties.' See full list in printed catalogue for further details.


Report on proceedings, sledge journeys etc., unbound copies with signature of owner 'H.F. Stephenson', n.d.


Printed report of Capt Nares on the Expedition, 1875-76.


Newspaper cuttings and drawings etc. of the Arctic Expedition, collected into a large scrap book, n.d.


Miscellaneous papers and articles including a description of the gold freedom box presented by the City of London to the Hon Augustus Keppel, copy of Mariners Mirror for 1926 and an article on scurvy etc.

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