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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Parry, Sir William Edward

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Celebrated Arctic explorer, born at Bath; visited the Arctic Seas under Ross in 1818, conducted a second expedition himself in 1819-20, a third in 1821-23, a fourth in 1824-26 with unequal success, and a fifth in 1827 in quest of the North Pole viâ Spitzbergen, in which he was baffled by an adverse current; received sundry honours for his achievements; died governor of Greenwich Hospital, and left several accounts of his voyages (1790-1855).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Parry, Sir William Edward'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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