Letter to Joseph Burr Tyrrell, 1885/07/18
Tyrrell, J. W. (James Williams), 1863-1945
4 p. on 1 folded sheet + envelope ; 20 x 13 cm.
18 July 1885
Item is a letter written by James Tyrrell to his brother, Joseph Burr Tyrrell from on board the S.S. Alert, anchored at St. John's, Newfoundland, during repairs to the stern. The S.S. Alert became ice-bound en route to Ashe Inlet, with the stern suffering damage. As a result they had to return to St. John's for repairs. James describes the expedition's seal and duck hunting exploits in some detail.
Item forms part of the sub-series entitled 'Correspondence (Author Files)'.
"Ms. Coll. 26, box 8, folder 27"
"The official account of the 1885 expedition was published as Report of the second Hudson's of the second Hudson's Bay expedition under the command of Lieut. A.R. Gordon, R.N., 1885."
Tyrrell, Joseph Burr, 1858-1957