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Barr, William 1940-

Overview
Works: 47 works in 203 publications in 2 languages and 6,763 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Diaries  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Sources  Bibliography  Portraits  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: G161, 910.9 S
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Most widely held works about William Barr
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Most widely held works by William Barr
Voyages to Hudson Bay in search of a Northwest Passage, 1741-1747( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Searching for Franklin : the land Arctic searching expedition : James Anderson's and James Stewart's expeditions via the Back River, 1855 by James Anderson( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Autumn of 1854 Dr John Rae of the Hudson's Bay Company astonished the world with the first news of the fate of the Franklin expedition, missing in the Arctic since 1845, on the basis of stories, rather vague as to time and place, which he had heard from Inuit in the vicinity of Pelly Bay. The response of the Admiralty was to ask the Hudson's Bay Company to mount an overland expedition to attempt to confirm the Inuit reports. This volume covers the expedition
Overland to Starvation Cove : with the Inuit in search of Franklin, 1878-1880 by Heinrich Klutschak( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In May 1845 Sir John Franklin sailed westward from England in search of the Northwest Passage and was never seen again. Some thirty-five years later, Heinrich Klutschak of Prague, artist and surveyor on a small expedition led by Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka of the 3rd US Cavalry Regiment, stumbled upon the grisly remains at Starvation Cove of the last survivors among Franklin's men. Overland to Starvation Cove is the first English translation of Klutschak's account. A significant contribution to Canadian exploration history, it is also an important anthropological document, providing some of the earliest reliable descriptions of the Aivilingmiut, the Utkuhikhalingmiut, and the Netsilingmiut. But above all, it is a fascinating story of arctic adventure
A Frenchman in search of Franklin : de Bray's Arctic journal, 1852-1854 by Emile Frédéric de Bray( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text of the journal kept by Emile de Bray, a French naval officer who participated in the 1852 search for the Franklin Expedition in the eastern Arctic, on board the 'Resolute'in the Arctic Squadron under Sir Edward Belcher. Previously unpublished
War north of 80 : the last German Arctic weather station of World War II by Wilhelm Dege( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arctic hell-ship : the voyage of HMS Enterprise, 1850-1855 by William Barr( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1850-1855, Richard Collinson captained the HMS Enterprise on a voyage to the Arctic in search of the missing Franklin expedition. Under Collinson's command, the Enterprise was instructed to search for, and hopefully rescue, the Franklin expedition by approaching the Northwest Passage from the west, Franklin having entered from the east. Barr tells the story of that most unusual journey, during which the crew spent three winters frozen into the the arctic ice. Relations between Collinson and many of his officers were so poor that three of them spent most of the voyage under arrest. This tale is accompanied by a selection of vivid paintings by the ship's assistant surgeon, Edward Adams. Historians and those with a penchant for Arctic history will find themselves immersed in this dramatic voyage."--Jacket
From Barrow to Boothia : the Arctic journal of Chief Factor Peter Warren Dease, 1836-1839 by Peter Warren Dease( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Dease's journal, reproduced in full, is supplemented by a brief introduction to each section and detailed annotations that clarify and elaborate the text. By including relevant correspondence to and from expedition members, Barr captures the original words of the participants, offering insights into the character of both Dease and Simpson and making clear what really happened on this successful expedition."--Jacket
Red serge and polar bear pants : the biography of Harry Stallworthy, RCMP by William Barr( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From policing and prospecting in the Yukon, patrolling Chesterfield Inlet, establishing the RCMP's post in Stony Rapids, sledging across Ellesmere Island, coordinating aerial surveillance patrols in the Gaspe to guarding Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt in Quebec City in 1944, Harry Stallworthy's life was always full of adventure." "While stationed at Bache Peninsula, Ellesmere Island in the 1930s, Stallworthy led one of the longest arctic sledge patrols in RCMP history, searching for traces of German geologist Dr. Hans Kruger. In 1934 he set off with the Oxford University Ellesmere Land Expedition with Eddie Shackleton, son of the famous Antarctic explorer. Shackleton recalls that the Expedition "owed so much to this remarkable Polar man.""--Jacket
The expeditions of the First International Polar Year, 1882-83 by William Barr( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on 14 major expeditions and 3 auxiliary expeditions dispatched to polar regions specifically for purposes of First International Polar Year 1882-83. Highlights achievements, hardships, everyday life, and weaknesses of all expeditions involved
Arctic scientist, gulag survivor : the biography of Mikhail Mikhailovich Ermolaev, 1905-1991 by A. M Ermolaev( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inuit and whalers on Baffin Island through German eyes : Wilhelm Weike's Arctic journal and letters (1883-1884) by Wilhelm Weike( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told from an ordinary man's perspective, these are the journal and letters of Wilhelm Weike as he accompanied Franz Boas-the father of modern anthropology-on his journey to the arctic from 1883 to 1884. This extraordinary document of early arctic history provides a plain, direct view of the Inuit and the whalers in their arctic environment at the end of the 19th century. With invaluable contextual and complementary information, this book contributes key insights during the recent wave of scientific assessment of Franz Boas's legacy in all social sciences
Resurrecting Dr. Moss : the life and letters of a Royal Navy surgeon, Edward Lawton Moss MD, RN, 1843-1880 by Paul C Appleton( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Resurrecting Dr. Moss chronicles the life and death of Edward Lawton Moss, a Royal Navy surgeon on the last great British north polar expedition of the nineteenth century. Arctic historians and bibliophiles are familiar with Moss's account of the1875-76 British Arctic Expedition, published under the title Shores of the Polar Sea, but little has been known about Moss himself. Now, thanks to Paul Appleton's painstaking research, his life has taken shape in this well-crafted biography." "Relying heavily on Moss's own letters, Appleton has created a portrait of a man he calls "an example of the best traditions of British naval medicine during the Victorian era." Author, artist, explorer, and scientist, Dr. Moss was also a pioneering medical officer. After being posted in British Columbia, he played a pivotal role in founding one of the earliest medical institutions on Canada's west coast, the hospital at the Esquimalt Naval Base. Dr. Moss's life was cut short at the age of thirty-seven when the HMS's Atalanta disappeared en route from Bermuda in 1880." "Resurrecting Dr. Moss includes several previously unpublished letters and is illustrated with a selection of Moss's watercolours."--Jacket
To the sixth continent : the second German South polar expedition by Wilhelm Filchner( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyages to Hudson Bay in search of a Northwest passage, 1741-1747 by Glyndwr Williams( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

COVER; CONTENTS; PREFACE; ABBREVIATIONS; EDITORIAL NOTE; I. PRELIMINARIES OF THE VOYAGE; INTRODUCTION; DOCUMENTS; II. THE VOYAGE; INTRODUCTION; DOCUMENTS: OUTWARD BOUND; WINTERING AT YORK; ON DISCOVERY; III. AFTERMATH OF THE VOYAGE; INTRODUCTION; DOCUMENTS; APPENDIX I: THE FONTE LETTER; APPENDIX II: THE RIVAL ACCOUNTS OF THE VOYAGE; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Annotated bibliography of the McGill sub-arctic research papers and theses, 1954-1974 by W. Peter Adams( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliography of scientific research in Quebec-Labrador carried out from McGill Sub-Arctic Research Laboratory
Back from the brink : the road to muskox conservation in the Northwest Territories by William Barr( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive history of the status of muskoxen (Ovibos moschatos) in the Northwest Territories, with details of hunting, trade in skins and conservation efforts from the late 17th century to date
Charting the Russian Northern Sea route : the Arctic Ocean Hydrographic Expedition 1910-1915 by Leonid Mikhaĭlovich Starokadomskiĭ( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translation of an account of the Arctic Ocean Hydrographic Expedition which systematically surveyed the arctic waters north of Siberia
The voyage of Christopher Middleton : 1741-1742 by Christopher Middleton( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No song, no supper an opera by Prince Hoare( Book )

6 editions published in 1793 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inuit and Whalers on Baffin Island Through German Eyes Wilhelm Weike's Arctic Journal and Letters (1883-84) by William Barr( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told from an ordinary man's perspective, these are the journal and letters of Wilhelm Weike as he accompanied Franz Boas--the father of modern anthropology--on his journey to the arctic from 1883 to 1884. This extraordinary document of early arctic history provides a plain, direct view of the Inuit and the whalers in their arctic environment at the end of the 19th century. With invaluable contextual and complementary information, this book contributes key insights during the recent wave of scientific assessment of Franz Boas's legacy in all social sciences
 
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Searching for Franklin : the land Arctic searching expedition : James Anderson's and James Stewart's expeditions via the Back River, 1855
Alternative Names
Barr, William

William Barr Arctic historian

William Barr (historyk)

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Overland to Starvation Cove : with the Inuit in search of Franklin, 1878-1880War north of 80 : the last German Arctic weather station of World War IIArctic hell-ship : the voyage of HMS Enterprise, 1850-1855From Barrow to Boothia : the Arctic journal of Chief Factor Peter Warren Dease, 1836-1839Red serge and polar bear pants : the biography of Harry Stallworthy, RCMPArctic scientist, gulag survivor : the biography of Mikhail Mikhailovich Ermolaev, 1905-1991Resurrecting Dr. Moss : the life and letters of a Royal Navy surgeon, Edward Lawton Moss MD, RN, 1843-1880