|General Information About This Collection|
|Repository:||Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at email@example.com.|
|Title:||Polaris Expedition Records|
|Quantity:||0.9 linear meter.|
|Collection:||Record Unit 68|
|Language of Materials:||English|
This collection consists of the Polaris Expedition records along with the preparatory work of Emil Bessels, who oversaw their publication in Emil Bessels, editor, Scientific Results of the United States Arctic Expedition, 1876.
The Polaris Expedition was undertaken for scientific observation in the Arctic during the period from 1871 to 1873, under the direction of the Navy. The Smithsonian was involved, especially in meteorological observations, and acquired part of the records with a view to publishing them. This collection consists of the records themselves plus the preparatory work of Dr. Emil Bessels, who oversaw their publication in Scientific Results of the United States Arctic Expedition, 1876.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 68, , Polaris Expedition Records
Data Sheets (58 folders)
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