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SIR JOHN ROSS - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 12/04/1849 - HFSID 85439

JOHN ROSS The Arctic explorer recommends his wife's relative, a merchant ship's master, for a job. Manuscript LS: "John Ross" as "Capt R[oyal]N[avy]", 1p, 4¼x7. 267 Strand, 1849 December 4. To Longlands Esqr.

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JOHN ROSS
The Arctic explorer recommends his wife's relative, a merchant ship's master, for a job.
Manuscript LS: "John Ross" as "Capt R[oyal]N[avy]", 1p, 4¼x7. 267 Strand, 1849 December 4. To Longlands Esqr. In full: "I have taken leave to introduce the Bearer, Mr George Langburn, who has been for several years master of a Merchant Ship but now out of employment, he bears an excellent character, and as he is a Relative of Lady Ross, you would very much oblige me if you would kindly interest yourself in his and forward his views? Entrusting you to pardon the liberty I have taken in recommending a deserving person to your favorable consideration." Sir John Ross (1777-1856) made expeditions in search of the Northwest Passage (1818, 1829-1833), discovering and surveying Boothia Peninsula, King William Land and the Gulf of Boothia. The year following this letter, the 73-year-old explorer made an unsuccessful attempt (with Sir Robert McClure) to discover traces of Sir John Franklin's ill-fated 1847 expedition. Stains touch text and signature. Pinhead-size hole touches the "L" in Longlands. Mounting remnants at corners on verso (no show through). Lightly creased, irregular left edge.

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