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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Kane, Elisha Kent
An American explorer, born in Philadelphia; bred to medicine; became a surgeon in the navy; acquired a taste for adventure; from his experiences in such accompanied, in 1850, the first Grinnell expedition to the Arctic seas, and commanded the second in 1853, after three years returning with many discoveries; he wrote accounts of both expeditions (1820-1857).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Kane, Elisha Kent'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/k/kane-elisha-kent.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.