[Volume 1] Three years of Arctic service : an account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84, and the attainment of the farthest north


Date: 1886



Volume I: Preface -- Orders and instructions governing the organization and management of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition -- 1. The pioneers of Smith Sound -- 2. International circumpolar stations -- 3. Greenland -- 4. Organization and equipment -- 5. The voyage to Upernivik -- 6. Melville Bay to Fort Conger -- 7. The return of the Proteus -- 8. Fort Conger -- 9. Autumn sledging -- 10. Sunlight to darkness -- 11. Our scientific observations -- 12. Hygiene and routine -- 13. Sledging in the Arctic twilight -- 14. Our first dark days -- 15. Christmas and the New Year -- 16. Winter events -- 17. Preparations for sledging -- 18. Thank God Harbor and Hall's grave -- 19. Establishing depots -- 20. Northward over the frozen sea -- 21. Chandler Fiord -- 22. Lake Hazen -- 23. The farthest north : Conger to Cape Bryant -- 24. The farthest north : Cape Bryant to Cape Washington -- 25. Lockwood Island and return -- 26. Springtime and summer -- 27. Summer explorations -- 28. Summer explorations (concluded) -- 29. Launch trips.

Volume II: 30. Our second winter -- 31. Northward again -- 32. The crossing of Grinnell Land -- 33. Polar ice -- 34. Preparations for retreat -- 35. From Conger to Cape Baird -- 36. Kennedy Channel -- 37. Rawlins Bay to Cape Hawks -- 38. Our besetment -- 39. Striving for the shore -- 40. News of the Proteus -- 41. Going into winter quarters -- 42. Collecting our supplies -- 43. The trip to Isabella -- 44. Winter quarters -- 45. Winter quarters (continued) -- 46. Preparations to cross Smith Sound -- 47. New lands and various fortunes -- 48. The beginning of the end -- 49. The last of our rations -- 50. The end : by death and by rescue -- 51. Conclusion.

Appendix I : Means of the meteorological observations made at Fort Conger, Grinnnel Land, 1881-1883 -- Appendix II : Mean pressures and temperatures at international stations, 1882-1883 -- Appendix III : Mean and minimum temperatures at various polar stations -- Appendix IV : Maximum thickness of salt-water ice observed at various polar stations -- Appendix V : Results of sound experiment at Fort Conger, Grinnell Land -- Appendix VI : Ethnology -- Appendix VII : Natural history notes -- Appendix VIII : Ornithology -- Appendix IX : Botany -- Appendix X : Mosses and lichens -- Appendix XI : Report on the medusæ collected by the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition, Lieut. A. W. Greely commanding -- Appendix XII : On salmon caught in Lake Alexandra -- Appendix XIII : Account of aural displays accompanying the great magnetic storm of November 15-19, 1882, noted at Fort Conger, Grinnell Land -- Appendix XIV : Report of Sergeant D. L. Brainard on a petrified forest discovered May 20, 1883, near Cape Baird -- Appendix XV : Report of Sergeant Hampden S. Gardiner on the fossils collected at Cape Cracroft -- Appendix XVI : List of game obtained by the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition within the Arctic Circle.

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Publisher: New York : Charles Scribner's Sons




University of Toronto

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Date Added: 2019-05-28

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