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Arctic artist : the journal and paintings of George Back, midshipman with Franklin, 1819-1822

Author: George Back, Sir; C Stuart Houston; I S MacLaren; Rupert's Land Record Society.
Publisher: Montreal ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1994.
Series: Rupert's Land Record Society series, 3.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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George Back accompanied Sir John Franklin's tragic first Arctic land expedition and kept a lively record in prose and watercolor sketches. This is a reprint of the 1994 work which completed the editor's trilogy of the journals of Franklin's officers. Houston provides an introduction and extensive annotations. Arctic Artist is the liveliest and most complete account of Sir John Franklin's tragic first Arctic land  Read more...
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Back, George, Sir, 1796-1878.
Arctic artist.
Montreal ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1994
(DLC) 95183518
(OCoLC)31799471
Named Person: George Back, Sir; John Franklin; George Back, Sir; John Franklin, Sir; George Back; John Franklin; George Back; John (Forschungsreisender) Franklin; George Back, Sir; John Franklin, Sir; George Back, Sir; John Franklin; George Back; John Franklin; George Back; John (Forschungsreisender) Franklin
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Back, Sir; C Stuart Houston; I S MacLaren; Rupert's Land Record Society.
ISBN: 9780773564701 0773564705
OCLC Number: 767671257
Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 403 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps.
Contents: List of figures --
List of maps --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Note on the text --
George Back's journal: Stromness to York factory --
York factory to Cumberland House --
Cumberland House to Fort Carlton --
Fort Carlton to Fort Chipewyan --
Fort Chipewyan to Fort Enterprise --
To Point Lake and return --
Fort Enterprise to Fort Chipewyan --
Fort Chipewyan to Fort Enterprise --Preparations to leave Fort Enterprise --
Descent of the Coppermine River --
Exploring the Arctic Coastline --
Point Turnagain to Obstruction Rapids --
Obstruction Rapids to Moose Deer island --
Great Slave Lake to York Factory --
Postscript --
Figures.
Series Title: Rupert's Land Record Society series, 3.
Responsibility: edited by C. Stuart Houston ; commentary by I.S. MacLaren.
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