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PARRY, Sir William Edward (1790-1855). Arctic explorer.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Richardson', probably Sir John Richardson, 1 page 8vo (c.5 x 4½ inches), Haslar, 27 December no year. Traces of old mounting to the reverse, slightly trimmed at the left hand side.

'With reference to that part of the Letter of Lady R's Correspondent, which speaks of some definite plan, perhaps you will like to send her the accompanying Copies of our Addresses, in which we venture (as far as we can with propriety) to suggest a Remedy'.

Sir John Richardson (1787-1865, arctic explorer) had been appointed in 1828 as senior physician at the Royal Naval Hospital Haslar, where Parry was later to be his superior officer. Between 1847 and 1849 he was in the Arctic with John Rae in search of John Franklin. The present letter would appear to have been written between December 1846 and June 1852 when Parry was in post at Haslar.
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