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Parry, William Edward Sir 1790-1855

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Works: 280 works in 1,070 publications in 4 languages and 8,626 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Records and correspondence  Observations  Naval history  Portraits  History  Maps 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Correspondent, Honoree
Classifications: G635.P3, 919.8
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Most widely held works about William Edward Parry
 
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Journal of a voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; performed in the years, 1819-20, in His Majesty's ships Hecla and Griper, under the orders of William Edward Parry, R.N., F.R.S., and commander of the expedition by William Edward Parry( Book )

77 editions published between 1821 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Englishman William Edward Parry's journal of his voyage for the discovery of a North-west passage through the Canadian Arctic in the years 1819-'20 aboard the ships Hecla and Griper. Includes official instructions to Parry from the British government on undertaking the expedition, details of land and sea exploration, encounters with Inuit (Eskimos) and fauna in the region, lists of supplies, chronometric, magnetic and lunar observations, numerous plates and maps, glossary of technical terms
Journal of a second voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; performed in the years 1821-22-23, in His Majesty's ships Fury and Hecla, under the orders of Captain William Edward Parry, R.N., F.R.S., and commander of the expedition by William Edward Parry( Book )

46 editions published between 1824 and 2012 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After having made two trips to the Arctic in search of a Northwest Passage (one with Ross and one under his own charge), Parry was still convinced that a route existed out of Hudson's Bay. He set out on another expedition in the spring of 1821, this time with the ships Fury and Hecla. His instructions also included the possibility of meeting up with, and offering assistance to, John Franklin's overland expedition in the Coronation Gulf region. Parry sailed though Hudson Strait and Foxe Channel and into Frozen Strait, westward into Repulse Bay and then northward into Lyon Inlet. The expedition spent the winter at Winter Island, and thanks to Parry, the crew enjoyed much improved living conditions over what was typically known. Parry had modified the heating systems in the ships to reduce humidity, and replaced the sailor's cots with hammocks to allow for better air circulation. Parry organized entertainment for the men through the Royal Arctic Theatre, with plays every two weeks, and classes were organized for the men to learn to read and write. While at Winter Island, they were visited by a group of Inuit. The crew readily took an interest in the friendly visitors, and as a result, a considerable amount of information was collected and compiled on their nature and way of life. Captain Lyon's skilful drawings, depicting the Inuit in their traditional clothing, at work, on the hunt, and at play, became the basis for the illustrations used in Parry's published journal. When Parry was able to set sail again the next year, he resumed his voyage northward to discover and explore Fury and Hecla Strait, but owing to heavy ice, proceeded only to Igloolik Island off the northwest coast of Melville Peninsula where they spent the second winter. The following summer, Parry put an end to the expedition and headed back to England, arriving in October, 1823. The voyage, although not achieving its goal, shed light on a little-known region of the Arctic
Three voyages for the discovery of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and narrative of an attempt to reach the North Pole by William Edward Parry( Book )

67 editions published between 1831 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of a third voyage for the discovery of a northwest passage : from the Atlantic to the Pacific performed in the years 1824-25 in His Majesty's ships Hecla and Fury, under the orders of Captain William Edward Parry, R.N., F.R.S., and commander of the expedition ; illustrated by plates and charts by William Edward Parry( Book )

50 editions published between 1826 and 2011 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In May 1824, the British explorer William Edward Parry (1790-1855) took to the seas on his third attempt to discover the North-West Passage, the legendary route to the Pacific along the northern coast of North America. It was a perilous voyage that he abandoned after the wreck of his ship, the Fury; however, during it he made some pioneering discoveries about the route's climate, meteorology, wildlife and nautical conditions, which influenced his successors and remain of interest to scientists and seafarers today. In these fascinating memoirs, first published in 1826, Parry documents his journey, revealing the difficulties he encountered and the phenomena he observed. Through extensive illustrations and vivid descriptions, he recalls the tumultuous weather and treacherous terrain that characterised - and finally defeated - the expedition, and expresses his gratitude to his fellow voyagers, for their bravery and determination in adversity, and their united efforts to save the doomed vessel
Parry's barrel organ by Freddie Hill( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appendix to Captain Parry's Journal of a second voyage by William Edward Parry( Book )

17 editions published between 1825 and 1983 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three voyages for the discovery of a northwest passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific ; and Narrative of an attempt to reach the North Pole by William Edward Parry( Book )

19 editions published between 1840 and 1999 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A supplement to the appendix of Captain Parry's voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage, in the years 1819-20 : containing an account of the subjects of natural history by William Edward Parry( Book )

13 editions published between 1824 and 1983 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of the third voyage for the discovery of a North-West Passage by William Edward Parry( Book )

15 editions published between 1889 and 2010 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reise zur Entdeckung einer nordwestlichen Durchfahrt : von den königlich Grossbritannischen Schiffen der Hecla und dem Griper by William Edward Parry( Book )

12 editions published between 1821 and 1984 in German and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of a voyage of discovery to the Arctic regions : performed between the 4th of April and the 18th of November, 1818, in His Majesty's ship Alexander, Wm. Edw. Parry, esq. Lieut. and Commander by Alexander Fisher( Book )

10 editions published between 1819 and 1968 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of John Ross's expedition, 1818
Zweite Reise zur Entdeckung der nordwestlichen Durchfahrt der koniglich Grossbritannischen Schiffe Fury und Hecla in den Jahren 1821, 1822, 1823 by William Edward Parry( Book )

12 editions published between 1824 and 1984 in German and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The North Georgia gazette, and winter chronicle by Edward Sabine( Book )

2 editions published in 1821 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alone, months of sailing separating them from home, in the polar winter where the sun never rises, the two ships of Captain William Parry's expedition lay encased in ice from November 1819 to March 1820. In order to fully chart the North-West Passage between the Atlantic and the Pacific, it was necessary to overwinter in the Arctic, something that no other British expedition had done before. To boost morale in these uncomfortable circumstances, Captain Edward Sabine (1788-1883), a senior scientist carrying out measurements of natural phenomena, founded and edited a weekly magazine, which ran for twenty-one issues and was made available to the wider world in 1821. Offering jokes, poems, stories and thinly disguised gossip, the members of the expedition contributed to the magazine with enthusiasm (after having first thawed their ink). This little book offers unique insight into what polar exploration in the nineteenth century was actually like
Reis ter ontdekking van eene nordwestelijke doorvaart : uit de Atlantische in de Stille Zee gedaan in de jaren 1819 en 1820 door de schepen The Hecla en The Griper onder het bevel van W.E. Parry by William Edward Parry( Book )

9 editions published between 1822 and 1984 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The private journal of Captain G.F. Lyon of H.M.S. Hecla : during the recent voyage of discovery under Captain Parry, 1821-1823 by G. F Lyon( Book )

5 editions published between 1824 and 1825 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a vivid account of Arctic exploration in its most classical period. The journal clearly demonstrates the observant, warm-hearted personality of its chronicler, an officer of the Royal Navy, a man of sensibility and courage. Its accurate descriptions and thoughtful understanding of the Eskimo people make it almost unique as an early nineteenth-century document. George Francis Lyon appeared in the Arctic in the 1820's at the very height of the feverish quest for the Northwest Passage to the Orient. For over two centuries before Lyon's first journey in the Arctic on board the Hecla, more than two score of European ships with their daring crews had set out to discover a northern trade route to China. All had been lost or driven back by the power of the moving ice. The expedition of the Fury and Hecla from 1821-1823 was yet another venture that failed to navigate the narrow ice-choked passage to the western sea, but the observations of both Perry and Lyon, the leaders of the expedition, made considerable additions to the geographical and scientific knowledge of the eastern and central Arctic. -- from Introduction
 
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Journal of a third voyage for the discovery of a northwest passage : from the Atlantic to the Pacific performed in the years 1824-25 in His Majesty's ships Hecla and Fury, under the orders of Captain William Edward Parry, R.N., F.R.S., and commander of the expedition ; illustrated by plates and charts
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German (22)

French (10)

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