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Prayer book - spine
A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-1848. A prayer book found in an abandoned boat at Erebus Bay, King William Island, in May 1859 by the McClintock Search Expedition 1857-1859. The book still has a black leather cover with a gold tooled spine inscribed 'PRAYER'. McClintock's party reached this site on 30 May and discovered that Hobson had been there a few days before on 18 May. The boat was 28 foot long and mounted on a heavy sledge. McClintock found it just above high tide mark pointing back in the direction of the ships and containing a large quantity of abandoned personal possessions and two skeletons.
- Image reference: F4983-4
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London