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The Life of Sir Albert Hastings Markham


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration

  • Date Published: May 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108071673

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  • This biography of the naval officer and explorer Sir Albert Hastings Markham (1841–1918) was published in 1927 by two relatives (both professional authors), using the detailed journals which he kept from 1862. Markham was the cousin of Sir Clements Markham, the historian and geographer, and was greatly influenced by him. Having volunteered for Arctic service, he was rejected by the Admiralty, but took a period of leave in which he went to Baffin Bay as second mate on a whaler. (His account of this voyage, and several other works, are also reissued in this series.) Though best remembered for his Arctic exploration, Markham was involved in active service in China, the Mediterranean and Australian waters, and in the training of naval recruits. He continued in the Royal Navy until 1906, and in his retirement continued to encourage polar exploration, serving for many years on the Council of the Royal Geographical Society.

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    • Date Published: May 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108071673
    • length: 292 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.37kg
    • contains: 19 b/w illus. 3 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Early years (1841–56)
    2. First foreign service (1856–8)
    3. Pirates in the China Sea (1858–9)
    4. Active service (1859–67)
    5. Under the Southern Cross (1867–72)
    6. The call of the North (1872–4)
    7. Northward ho! (May–September 1875)
    8. An Arctic winter (September–December 1875)
    9. On the Polar Sea (January–November 1876)
    10. On the prairies (November 1876–March 1878)
    11. A cruise to the Kara Sea (April 1878–October 1879)
    12. On the Pacific station (November 1879–October 1882)
    13. The torpedo school - Hudson's Bay (November 1882–November 1886)
    14. Commodore of the Training Squadron (November 1886–August 1891)
    15. Flying his flag in the Mediterranean (1892–3)
    16. The Victoria disaster (1893–4)
    17. Marriage - the Nore command - last years (1894–1918)
    Appendix A. Description of new species of birds found by Sir Albert Markham
    Appendix B. Bibliography of Sir Albert Markham's writings

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