A copy of the Winter chronicle, or, New Georgia Gazette.
[Melville Island, N.W.T.], 1820.
Parry, William Edward,
Parry, William Edward, /
Parry, William Edward, / Sir, /
Parry Islands (Nunavut)
Melville Island (N.W.T. and Nunavut)
Arctic regions > Arctic regions / Discovery and exploration.
Origin: Written by Charles Palmer, Midshipman, at Winter Harbour, New Georgia. Produced and circulated in Mss. by members of the Parry Expedition while they were at their winter quarters in the Arctic, and published, in printed form, after the expedition's return to London under the title: North Georgia gazette, and winter chronicle. Winter Harbour is on what is now called Melville Island in the Northwest Territories.
Binding: 3 gatherings are loose, each bound with a different cord: gathering 1 (nos. 1-11) is bound with a brown cord, gathering 2 (nos. 12-17) with a white cord, gathering 3 (nos. 18-21) with a gold cord.
Script: 19th century English document hand.
Layout: Written in two columns, frame-ruled in ink, with headings and dates for each numbered entry.
Collation: Paper; 1²⁸(-1) 2¹⁶ 3¹⁰.
Title from caption at head of leaf 3 recto.
Printed edition also available, edited by Edward Sabine, 1822.
Exhibited: "Names Swallowed by the Cold: Hidden Histories of Arctic Exploration," sponsored by The Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 25 January 2013 to 8 April 2013.
54 leaves :
312 x 210 (309) mm.
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