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Biographical entry Ross, James Clark (1800 - 1862)

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Born
15 April 1800
England
Died
3 April 1862
Occupation
Antarctic explorer

Summary

(Sir) James Clark Ross, who eventually became an Admiral with the British Navy, accompanied W.E. Parry on four expeditions to the Arctic and in 1831 he reached the north magnetic pole. In 1839-42 Ross commanded a famous Antarctic Expedition.

Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • James Clark Ross - Records, 1845 - 1858, ML DOC 1330; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • James Clark Ross - Records, 1827 - 1830, ML MSS 555; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Online Resources

See also

  • Priestley, Rebecca, Dispatches from continent seven: an anthology of Antarctic science, Awa Press, Wellington, New Zealand, 2016, 422 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.