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Belcher, Edward Sir 1799-1877

Overview
Works: 176 works in 458 publications in 2 languages and 2,802 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Terminology  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Trials, litigation, etc  Naval history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Arranger, Other, Contributor
Classifications: G420, 909.0497
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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 )

23 editions published between 1843 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

27 editions published between 1867 and 2013 in English and held by 233 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
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 )

69 editions published between 1855 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 222 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
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 )

28 editions published between 1848 and 1983 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

30 editions published between 1843 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The botany of the voyage of H.M.S. Sulphur by George Bentham( Book )

15 editions published in 1844 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The zoology of Captain Beechey's voyage by Frederick William Beechey( Book )

5 editions published in 1839 in English and held by 50 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 by Arthur Adams( Book )

6 editions published between 1848 and 1850 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horatio Howard Brenton, a naval novel by Edward Belcher( Book )

7 editions published between 1856 and 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1835 and 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1848 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 11 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 in 1848 in 3 languages and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Direction for the River Gambia by Edward Belcher( Book )

5 editions published in 1833 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methods of ascertaining the distance from ships at sea, &c. &c. &c. by A. P Ryder( Book )

1 edition published in 1858 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H.M.S. Sulphur on the northwest and California coasts, 1837 and 1839 : the accounts of Captain Edward Belcher and Midshipman Francis Guillemard Simpkinson by Edward Belcher( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 0 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
Alternative Names
Belcher, E.

Belcher, E. 1799-1877 Sir

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

Belcher, Edward, Sir, 1799-1877

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

Languages
English (271)

German (2)

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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 1852-53-54Narrative 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. 1841Narrative of the voyage of H.M.S. Samarang : during the years 1843-46H.M.S. Sulphur on the northwest and California coasts, 1837 and 1839 : the accounts of Captain Edward Belcher and Midshipman Francis Guillemard Simpkinson