1841 British Admiralty Document Signed By Explorer Sir John Barrow - Arctic
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1841 British Admiralty Document Signed By Explorer Sir John Barrow - Arctic:
OriginalBritish Admiraltywarrant for the Colonial Brig Reindeer, operating near Gibraltar, to be allowed to wear a Blue Ensign, Jack and Pendant while employed in her current service. Dated July 7, 1841 and signed by Sir John Barrow (1764-1848)as secretary of the Admiralty. Barrow had been an explorer early in his career, making a voyage to Greenland in 1781. He became Secretary to the Admiralty in 1804 and promoted Arctic expeditions through his influence. He was a founder of the Geographical Society in 1830 and published his autobiography in 1847. Barrow Strait, Cape Barrow and PointBarrow are named for him. The document is also signed by Admiral Sir E. T. Troubridge and Admiral Sir S.J.B. Pechell as members of the Admiralty commission. Embossed paper seal at top left. size about 8"" x12 1/4". Three mailing folds.$3 shipping. Authenticity and buyer satisfaction guaranteed.