Watch, owned by Dr John Rae

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made in London

Postcard of Watch, owned by Dr John Rae.
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Watch, owned by Dr John Rae

This 18ct gold watch was used by the arctic explorer, Dr John Rae on all his voyages. Made in London, the watch dates from 1840-1.

The watch is suspended from an 18ct gold chain.

Dr John Rae (1813-93) 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 expedition of 1848-9, as well as unique polar survey and exploration work.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-047-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.L.304.215
Date: 1840 - 1841
Material: 18ct gold
Dimensions: 1.75" D
What: Watch / chain
Who: I. H., London (Maker)
John Rae, M.D., LL.D., F.R.S. (Owner)
Where: Canada
England, London
Description: 18ct gold watch and chain carried by John Rae on his Arctic journeys: English, London, 1840 - 1841, maker's mark I.H.
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