Item #39155 Polar Colonization. Memorial to Congress and action of Scientific and Commercial Associations. Bound Together With: HAZEN, W.B. - Work Of The Signal Service in the Arctic Regions. By Authority of the Secretary of War. Washington. G.P.P. Bound Together With: HAZEN, W.B. - Report on Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1883. By Authority of the Secretary of War. Henry W. HOWGATE.

Polar Colonization. Memorial to Congress and action of Scientific and Commercial Associations. Bound Together With: HAZEN, W.B. - Work Of The Signal Service in the Arctic Regions. By Authority of the Secretary of War. Washington. G.P.P. Bound Together With: HAZEN, W.B. - Report on Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1883. By Authority of the Secretary of War.

Washington. n.d. c.[1878] & 1883. Hardcover. 8vo. 22.8cm, 143,40, 52pp., folding frontis map, 2 woodbury type photographic plates (showing the proposed sites), 2 rear folding maps, one map showing the route of the 'Proteus' from Melville Bay to Smith Sound, where she was crushed in the ice, and return of the ship's boats to Melville Bay and Disco Bay. (contemporary repair), bound in contemporary dark green pebbled cloth, gilt title on the upper cover, printed on somewhat fragile paper, two Navy Department bookplate on the front endpapers, pencil notation indicates "Dups", better than very good sound condition, very rare. (cgc) - Contains I. - Report of Mr. W.M. Beebe: Relief Expedition to Lady Franklin Bay, Grinnell Land. II. - Report of Lt. Joseph S. Powell: Expedition to Point Barrow, Alaska. III. - Report of Lt. P. Henry Ray: Work at Point Barrow, Alaska . September 16, 1881 to August 25, 1883. A.B. 7545. (See also A.B. 18168 under Tyson). - Howgate, an officer in the army interested in Arctic exploration, devised a scheme for a temporary colony at Lady Franklin Bay on the northeast extremity of Ellesmere Island. In 1877 he outfitted a small whaler, the Florence, under George E. Tyson, to sail north to begin preparations for the larger plan. Howgate's efforts to promote his plan in Washington, however, were not successful, and the Florence returned the following year. This memorial outlines his plans for the colony, gives the earliest report on the Florence expedition which had not yet returned and gives much supporting correspondence, including a long letter from John Rae. His efforts did lead to Lady Franklin Bay being later chosen as the base of the Greely expedition. Item #39155

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