About Newspapers and Magazines

For this archive, newspaper articles include front page stories, editorials and letters to the editor of daily newspapers published in the era of the Franklin expedition and subsequent search efforts. Such articles as “British Adventure” provide insights into the character of the society that sent the Franklin and other expeditions to the Arctic. Letters to the editor contain the sometimes conflicting perceptions and views of historical actors or observers, such as the exchange between Dr. John Rae and another correspondent regarding his findings, both published in October 1854 in the London Times.

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