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French New Testament' front
A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-1848. A pocket New Testament in French found in an abandoned boat at Erebus Bay, King William Island, in May 1859 by the McClintock Search Expedition 1857-1859. After employing French Canadians on his first overland expedition, Franklin expressed a wish to be able to conduct services in their own language.
- Image reference: F4976-1
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London