Unravelling the Franklin MysteryUnravelling the Franklin Mystery



This examination of the accounts given by Inuit who met or saw survivors of the Franklin expedition concludes that most of the anecdotal evidence can be substantiated or adequately explained in relation to other evidence, and adds to ...

Author: David C. Woodman

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773508330

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This examination of the accounts given by Inuit who met or saw survivors of the Franklin expedition concludes that most of the anecdotal evidence can be substantiated or adequately explained in relation to other evidence, and adds to understanding of the disappearance of the ships' crews.

Unravelling the Franklin MysteryUnravelling the Franklin Mystery



18 Hall Collection , book " B " 144 . 19 Stackpole , The Long Arctic Search , 77 ; Royal Geographical Society , Cyriax Papers 2 ( a ) , 27–8 . 20 Wonders , “ Project Franklin , " 64 . 21 Royal Geographical Society , Cyriax Papers 2 ( a ) ...

Author: David C. Woodman

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773509364

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David Woodman's reconstruction of the mysterious events surrounding the disappearance of two British exploration vessels in 1845, under the command of Sir John Franklin, challenges standard interpretations and promises to replace them. Among the many who have tried to discover the truth behind the Franklin disaster, Woodman recognizes the profound importance of the Inuit testimony and analyzes it in depth. He concludes from his investigations that the Inuit probably did visit Franklin's ships while the crew was still on board and that there were some Inuit who actually saw the sinking of one of the ships. He maintains that fewer than ten bodies were found at Starvation Cove and that the last survivors left the cove in 1851, three years after the standard account assumes them to be dead. Woodman also disputes the conclusion of Owen Beattie and John Geiger's book Frozen in Time that lead-poisoning was a major contributing cause of the disaster.

Unravelling the Franklin Mystery Second EditionUnravelling the Franklin Mystery Second Edition



3 Hall Collection , Fieldnotes , book no . 29 . 4 Ibid . , book no . 34 . 5 Ibid . , book no . 31 . 6 Ibid . 7 Ibid . , book no . 34 . 8 Ibid . 9 Ibid . , book no . 38 . 10 Gibson , " Sir John Franklin's Last Voyage , " 24 .

Author: David C. Woodman

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773582170

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David Woodman's classic reconstruction of the mysterious events surrounding the tragic Franklin expedition has taken on new importance in light of the recent discovery of the HMS Erebus wreck, the ship Sir John Franklin sailed on during his doomed 1845 quest to find the Northwest Passage to Asia. First published in 1991, Unravelling the Franklin Mystery boldly challenged standard interpretations and offered a new and compelling alternative. Among the many who have tried to discover the truth behind the Franklin disaster, Woodman was the first to recognize the profound importance of Inuit oral testimony and to analyze it in depth. From his investigations, Woodman concluded that the Inuit likely visited Franklin's ships while the crew was still on board and that there were some Inuit who actually saw the sinking of one of the ships. Much of the Inuit testimony presented here had never before been published, and it provided Woodman with the pivotal clue in his reconstruction of the puzzle of the Franklin disaster. Unravelling the Franklin Mystery is a compelling and impressive inquiry into a part of Canadian history that for one hundred and seventy years left many questions unanswered. In this edition, a new preface by the author addresses the recent discovery and reviews the work done in the intervening years on various aspects of the Franklin story, by Woodman and others, as it applies to the book's initial premise of the book that Inuit testimony holds the key to unlocking the mystery.

No Place to RunNo Place to Run



Quoted in a book review by Doug Whyte, “Unravelling the Franklin Mystery,” Archivaria 33 (1991—2)- - Holmes, Firing Line, ... 5, History of the Great War in Public Documents series (London: Macmillan 1935-47), 606, as quoted in Spiers, ...

Author: Tim Cook

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774841801

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Historians of the First World War have often dismissed the important role of poison gas in the battles of the Western Front. Tim Cook shows that the serious threat of gas did not disappear with the introduction of gas masks. By 1918, gas shells were used by all armies to deluge the battlefield, and those not instructed with a sound anti-gas doctrine left themselves exposed to this new chemical plague.This book provides a challenging re-examination of the function of gas warfare in the First World War, including its important role in delivering victory in the campaign of 1918 and its curious postwar legacy.

Antarctica and the Arctic Circle A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Earth s Polar Regions 2 volumes Antarctica and the Arctic Circle A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Earth s Polar Regions 2 volumes



The Franklin Era in Canadian Arctic History, 1845ă1859. Ottawa: National Museum of Man, 1985. Woodman, D. Unravelling the Franklin Mystery: Inuit Testimony. McGill-QueenÊs Native and Northern Series (Book 5).

Author: Andrew J. Hund

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610693936

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This one-stop reference is a perfect resource for anyone interested in the North and South Poles, whether their interest relates to history, wildlife, or the geography of these regions in the news today. • Introduces natural phenomena and flora and fauna found at the North and South Pole regions • Discusses current concerns related to climate change and its impact on the polar regions • Furnishes students with an understanding of territorial claims and political issues surrounding the North and South Poles • Includes cross-references to enable readers to draw connections between topics • Offers further readings at the end of each entry as well as a Guide to Related Topics to stimulate student research

Encounters on the PassageEncounters on the Passage



... 1866' [box 8]; book 'B,' p. 146; cited in Woodman, Unravelling the Franklin Mystery, p. 86). ... 5 Scott Cookman, Ice Blink: The Tragic Fate of Sir John Franklin's Lost Polar Expedition (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2000), p. 174.

Author: Dorothy Eber

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802092755

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In Encounters on the Passage, present day Inuit tell the stories that have been passed down from their ancestors of the first encounters with European explorers.

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David C. Woodman, Strangers Among Us (Montreal, 1995). —, Unravelling the Franklin Mystery - Inuit Testimony (Montreal, 1991). Frances J. Woodward, Portrait of Jane: A Life of Lady Franklin (London, 1951).

Author: Peter J Kitson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000558937

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Page: 1880

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A collection of writings on travels undertaken in the Victorian era. The texts collected in these volumes show how 19th century travel literature served the interests of empire by promoting British political and economic values that translated into manufacturing goods.

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it will lead us to the end of the Franklin expedition , and it will lead us to the end of our “ Arctic Expeditions . ... Hope beat high among them ; they had a definite point to search ; they had a mystery to unravel .

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As Affecting the Fate of My Absent HusbandAs Affecting the Fate of My Absent Husband



Sir John Franklin's wife, Jane (née Griffin), will be referred to throughout this book as Lady Franklin, in keeping with Victorian titular conventions. ... See Woodman, Unravelling the Franklin Mystery. 5 Berton, The Arctic Grail, 3 8.

Author: Lady Jane Franklin

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773534797

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The tragic fate of the lost Franklin expedition (1845-48) is a well-known part of exploration history, but there has always been a gap in the story - a personal account that begs to be told. In As affecting the fate of my absent husband, Erika Behrisch Elce has collected the poignant letters of Sir John Franklin's wife, Jane, which provide a vital new perspective on the tragedy.

The Franklin ConspiracyThe Franklin Conspiracy



5 Gibson added, “Surely many of the incongruous accounts Hall attributed to the Eskimos of ... On the other hand, David C. Woodman devoted an entire book, Unravelling the Franklin Mystery, to an analysis of the Inuit stories, ...

Author: Jeffrey Blair Latta

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9780888822345

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In 1845, two British Royal Navy ships entered the Canadian Arctic in search of the Northwest Passage. Neither ship returned.