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The Arctic Regions by William Bradford, 1873

MS. 23051 photogr. 72

Photographically-illustrated book narrating an expedition through Greenland. In 1869, William Bradford, known for his Arctic seascapes and ship paintings, secured funding from businessman LeGrand Lockwood and chartered a steamship, The Panther, for a voyage to Greenland. He invited photographers John L. Dunmore and George Critcherson to join him on the expedition. During a three-month summer journey, the group produced drawings, texts, and photographs. The book narrates the journey, with photographs and commentary.


  • Creation: 1873


1 item

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 23051 photogr. 72

Former reference:

Wilson Centre Accession Number: 99:6429; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 325

Biographical / Historical

William Bradford was an American painter connected with the Hudson River School group. John Dunmore and George Critcherson were photographers with the J.W. Black studio in Boston.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Robert Hershkowitz UK, 15/03/1999; includes book plates of John Harvey Wright and another inscribed "Given to Hoffman Memorial Library by Metropolitan Museum of Art".

Physical Facet

Albumen paper prints

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom