Book, owned by Dr John Rae

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Book, owned by Dr John Rae

This leather-bound volume of William Shakespeare's plays was taken to the Arctic in 1846 by Dr John Rae (1813-93), and accompanied him all through his Arctic journeys. The book was published in London in 1833.

Shakespeare's plays in one volume, carried by John Rae through the Arctic from 1846: English, London, 1833

Dr John Rae was one of many Scots who explored the Arctic. He is particularly remembered for his role in the search for Sir John Franklin's missing team, as well as unique polar survey and exploration work.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-045-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.L.304.209
Date: 1833
Dimensions: 6.50" x 4.25"
What: Book / play
Who: John Rae, M.D., LL.D., F.R.S. (Owner)
William Shakespeare (Author)
Where: Canada
England, London
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