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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Elisha Kent Kane Papers
    Creator: Kane, Elisha Kent, 1820-1857
    Identifier/Call Number: M0061
    Identifier/Call Number: 271
    Physical Description: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1825-1859

    Scope and Contents

    Journal, annotated sketch, photograph, silhouette, biography from book, and juvenalia. The journal is one kept by Kane during the Second Grinnell Expedition, the purpose of which was to search for Sir John Franklin. The handwritten journal dates from June 4, 1854 to May 15, 1855 and is in two sections.

    Biographical / Historical

    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.

    Preferred Citation

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

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased, 1934.

    Conditions Governing Use

    These materials are believed to be in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use of public domain materials.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Related Materials

    The American Philosophical Society Library holds the Elisha Kent Kane Papers

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Arctic regions