John Rae's Arctic Correspondence, 1844-1855 (Classics West) by John Rae
English | October 21st, 2014 | ISBN: 1771510846 | 512 Pages | EPUB | 4.27 MB
Although Arctic explorer and Hudson Bay Company surveyor John Rae (1813–1893) travelled and recorded the final uncharted sections of the Northwest Passage, he is best known for his controversial discovery of the fate of the lost Franklin Expedition of 1845. Based on evidence given to him by local Inuit, Rae determined that Franklin’s crew had resorted to cannibalism in their final, desperate days. Seen as maligning a national hero, Rae was shunned by British society.