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Guide to the Elisha Kent Kane Papers , 1825-1855
Special Collections M0061  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Elisha Kent Kane Papers ,
    Date (inclusive): 1825-1855
    Collection number: Special Collections M0061
    Creator: Elisha Kent Kane
    Extent: .25 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Provenance

    Purchased, 1934

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Elisha Kent Kane Papers , M0061, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biography

    Arctic explorer, surgeon, naval officer, and author. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; educated at the Universities of Virginia and Pennsylvania. He received his doctor of medicine in 1843. Kane travelled abroad extensively, explored the Arctic, and was a member of the Second Grinnell Expedition to the Arctic, 1854-1855. He died in Havana 16 Feburary 1857.

    Scope and Content

    Journal, photograph, silhouette, printed booklet, and annotated sketch. The journal is one kept by Kane during the Second Grinnell Expedition, the purpose of which was to search for Sir John Franklin. The journal dates form June 4, 1854 to May 15, 1855.