Our Discovering Franklin project to catalogue and preserve the archives relating to Sir John Franklin is nearly finished. Within the next couple of months we will be publishing the brand new and very detailed catalogue of the collection. We will also be launching online exhibitions and images for people to explore through an exciting new venture which we are tantalisingly keeping under wraps until we have a definite launch date.
Whilst you’ll have to wait a little longer for our Franklin material, do take a look at an amazing video which Parks Canada have just released giving an underwater tour of H.M.S. Terror, one of Franklin’s ships which disappeared in the Canadian Arctic nearly 175 years ago and was rediscovered in 2016.
Excitingly, their latest exploration shows that records of the expedition are likely to be sitting in the ships, waiting to be recovered. Just imagine being the archivist who gets to catalogue that material!