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Belcher, Edward Sir 1799-1877

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Works: 212 works in 534 publications in 2 languages and 2,977 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Terminology  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Trials, litigation, etc  Naval history  Catalogs  World maps 
Roles: Author, Editor, Arranger, Other, Contributor, Collector, Adapter, Cartographer
Classifications: G420, 910.41
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Narrative of a voyage round the world : performed in Her Majesty's ship Sulphur during the years 1836-1842 : including details of the naval operations in China from Dec. 1840 to Nov. 1841 by Edward Belcher( Book )

69 editions published between 1843 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Edward Belcher (1799-1877) served on, or was in command of, numerous surveys of the coasts of Northern and Western Africa, Ireland, Western America, China, Borneo, the Phillipines, and Formosa. In 1852, he commanded the expedition in search of Sir John Franklin. Belcher's account of his circumnavigation commences in February, 1837, in Panama, when he took command of the Royal Navy Ship Sulphur and, together with the RNS Starling, sailed northward to Central America, thence to the Sandwich Islands [Hawaii]. Then sailed back to North America, exploring the Vancouver Island area, then to San Francisco, and south down the coasts of California, and Central America, back to Panama. In 1838, Belcher headed back north, largely repeating the previous cruise, with more stops. Belcher then set sail across the Pacific, visiting Tahiti, Tonga, the New Hebrides, and today's Indonesia. He was then ordered to China, and took part in the naval operations there. Returned to England, via Singapore, Sumatra, Ceylon, Madagascar. Cape of Good Hope, St. Helena and Ascension -- Abe
The last of the Arctic voyages : being a narrative of the expedition in H.M.S. Assistance under the command of Captian Sir Edward Belcher, C.B., in search of Sir John Franklin during the years 1852-53-54 by Edward Belcher( Book )

56 editions published between 1855 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the experienced Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin (1786-1847) was put in command of an expedition in 1845 to search for the elusive North-West Passage he had the backing of the Admiralty and was equipped with two specially-adapted ships and a three-year supply of provisions. Franklin was last seen by whalers in Baffin Bay in July 1845. When the expedition failed to return in 1848, enormous resources were mobilised to try to discover its fate. In 1852 H.M.S. 'Assistance' was sent to lead another search mission. It was captained by Edward Belcher (1799-1877), who eventually took the decision to abandon four ships in the pack-ice. He recounts his unsuccessful adventure, defending his actions against critics
The sailor's word-book: an alphabetical digest of nautical terms, including some more especially military and scientific ... as well as archaisms of early voyagers, etc by W. H Smyth( Book )

30 editions published between 1867 and 2013 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Admiral William Henry Smyth (1780-1865) went to sea at an early age, becoming a sailor and surveyor with the East India Company, and later moving to Mediterranean waters. A founding member of the Royal Geographical Society in 1830, he spent much of his free time engaged in scientific pursuits. One of his final projects was this 'word-book' of nautical terminology, which he had been compiling throughout his career, and whose publication was eagerly anticipated by his fellow naval officers. Although Smyth died before it was published in 1867, his notes were edited by his family and revised by Sir Edward Belcher (1799-1877). Ranging from technical terminology to sailors' slang, Smyth's glossary contains more than 700 pages of definitions, arranged alphabetically, making it an indispensable source on nineteenth-century nautical vocabulary for both maritime historians and sailing aficionados
Narrative of the voyage of H.M.S. Samarang, during the years 1843-46 : employed surveying the islands of the Eastern archipelago ; accompanied by a brief vocabulary of the principal languages by Edward Belcher( Book )

38 editions published between 1848 and 2016 in English and German and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The botany of the voyage of H.M.S. Sulphur, under the command of Captain Sir Edward Belcher, during the years 1836-42 by George Bentham( Book )

14 editions published between 1844 and 1978 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last of the Arctic voyages : being a narrative of the expedition in H.M.S. Assistance ... by Edward Belcher( )

17 editions published between 1855 and 2011 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the experienced Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin (1786-1847) was put in command of an expedition in 1845 to search for the elusive North-West Passage he had the backing of the Admiralty and was equipped with two specially-adapted ships and a three-year supply of provisions. Franklin was last seen by whalers in Baffin Bay in July 1845. When the expedition failed to return in 1848, enormous resources were mobilised to try to discover its fate. In 1852 H.M.S. 'Assistance' was sent to lead another search mission. It was captained by Edward Belcher (1799-1877), who recounts his unsuccessful adventure in this illustrated two-volume book, first published in 1855. Volume 2 covers, and attempts to justify, Belcher's much-criticised decision to abandon four ships in the pack-ice. It also contains Belcher's views on reports of cannibalism among Franklin's crew, as well as scientific observations and a fascinating list of provisions
The zoology of Captain Beechey's voyage by Frederick William Beechey( Book )

4 editions published in 1839 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of the Voyage of HMS Samarang, during the Years 1843-46 : Employed Surveying the Islands of the Eastern Archipelago by Edward Belcher( )

8 editions published between 1848 and 2011 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Edward Belcher (1799-1877) was a British naval officer who served as surveyor on several long voyages in the Atlantic and Pacific. Published in 1848, this two-volume account, interspersed with charts and illustrations, was the second of his journals to appear in print, and appealed to Victorian readers' enthusiasm for books on exploration, natural history, ethnology and adventure. Volume 1 combines reports on navigation and encounters with pirates with vivid descriptions of coral reefs, villages and temples. It describes the topography and inhabitants of exotic locations including Borneo, Manila, Singapore and Korea, and visits to sultans, rajahs and governors. It also documents the expedition's gathering of practical and strategic information on subjects including reliable water supplies, the goldmines of Sarawak and the quality of coal available for naval steamships
Horatio Howard Brenton, a naval novel by Edward Belcher( )

5 editions published in 1856 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Samarang, under the command of Captain Sir Edward Belcher, C.B., F.R.A.S., F.G.S., during the years 1843-1846( Book )

2 editions published in 1850 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Samarang under the command of Captain Sir Edward Belcher, during the years 1843-1846 by Arthur Adams( Book )

4 editions published in 1850 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of the voyage of H.M.S. Samarang : during the years 1843-46 by Edward Belcher( Book )

4 editions published between 1848 and 2011 in English and German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Sulphur : under the command of Captain Sir Edward Belcher during the years 1836-42 by Richard Brinsley Hinds( Book )

3 editions published in 1844 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A report of the judgment : delivered on the sixth day of June, 1835 by Edward Belcher( Book )

3 editions published in 1835 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The sailor's word-book: an alphabetical digest of nautical terms, including some more especially military and scientific ... as well as archaisms of early voyagers, etc
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The sailor's word-book: an alphabetical digest of nautical terms, including some more especially military and scientific ... as well as archaisms of early voyagers, etcThe last of the Arctic voyages : being a narrative of the expedition in H.M.S. Assistance ...Narrative of the Voyage of HMS Samarang, during the Years 1843-46 : Employed Surveying the Islands of the Eastern ArchipelagoNarrative of the voyage of H.M.S. Samarang : during the years 1843-46The last of the Arctic voyages being a narrative of the expedition in H.M.S. Assistance under the command of Captain Sir Edward Belcher, C.B., in search of Sir John Franklin, during the years 1852-53-54
Alternative Names
Belcher, E.

Belcher, E. 1799-1877 Sir

Belcher, E. (Edward), Sir, 1799-1877

Belcher, Edward 1799-1877 Sir

Belcher, Edward, Sir, 1799-1877

Belcher, W. 1799-1877 Sir

Belcher, W. (Edward), Sir, 1799-1877

Edward Belcher ammiraglio e esploratore britannico

Edward Belcher britischer Marineoffizier und Polarforscher

Edward Belcher Brits ontdekkingsreiziger (1799-1877)

Έντουαρντ Μπέλτσερ Άγγλος θαλασσοπόρος, εξερευνητής και ναύαρχος

Едвард Белчер

Едуард Белчер

Эдвард Белчер

エドワード・ベルチャー

卑路乍

爱德华·卑路乍

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English (311)

German (2)