An item concerning a lost purse/spectacle case, mounted with H.M. Queen Victoria’s monogram in gold, which was picked up by a member of the party sent by the Canadian government to Smith Sound in 1924. This was dropped by one of the 22 officers on the Nares’ Arctic Expedition of 1875-6 in an effort to reach the North Pole. In the papers of the May archive currently held by Mary Jones. Download PDF
For those who may be interested, Sir William May’s Sledge Journal for the Nares’ Arctic Expedition of 1875 – 6 will shortly be posted on this site. For his part in this expedition May was promoted Commander over the heads of 60 Lieutenants.