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Illustrations from Sir John Franklin’s 1823 Book

A rare chance to see illustrations from Sir John Franklin’s book Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the year 1819, 20, 21 and 22. Published in 1823, a copy now resides in the collections of the Canadian Museum of Nature. Continue reading

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A Rare Book by Sir John Franklin Expedition Receives TLC

A beautiful and rare 190-year-old book from the museum’s collection by explorer Sir John Franklin about his first two voyages in search of the Northwest Passage in Canada’s Arctic was recently restored and put on display. Continue reading

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A Rare, 19th-Century Manuscript Chronicles the Quest of an Amateur Naturalist

As a great lover of books, our colleague Ted Sypniewski helps us discover a rare manuscript in our collection. “When I turn the delicate pages and admire the wonderful drawings, I like having a bit of the soul of this man in my hands”, says Ted. Continue reading

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