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Maguire, Rochfort.

THE JOURNAL

of ... 1852-1854. Two years at Point Barrow, Alaska, aboard HMS Plover in the search of Sir John Franklin. Edited by John Bockstoce. Hakluyt Society 1988.
2 vols. xiv + vi + 584pp. Port. frontis., 5 ills., 5 maps including 1 folding. Very good in d/ws. Hakluyt Society, Second Series Nos. 169 & 170. ‘The Plover's voyage of 1848 to 1854 was the first constant presence of Europeans in the western Arctic, and Rochfort Maguire's journal is the earliest account of a sustained foreign association with the Eskimos of northern Alaska. Maguire's journal is far more than an important historical document; it is a fascinating account of Europeans and Eskimos learning to cope with one another. ‘
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