The Papers in the Possession of Harry Peglar, Captain of the Foretop, H.M.S. Terror, 1845

By R.J. Cyriax and A.G.E. Jones, published August 1954


Peglar died during the Franklin expedition to find the North West Passage. His personal papers were found on a skeleton discovered on King William Island in 1859 and are preserved in the National Maritime Museum. This article gives an account of Peglar’s career, describes the papers in detail and suggests that the skeleton may in fact have been that of a friend of Peglars, Gunroom Steward Thomas Armitage.

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Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Arctic
Subjects include: Biography | Science & Exploration

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