Prompted by the discovery this week of one of the ships from John Franklin's Arctic expedition (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29131757), we've found some fascinating images in our collection of the subsequent search, which continued until 1859.
From Sir Richard Collinson, Journal of H.M.S. Enterprise, on the expedition in search of Sir John Franklin's ships by Behring Strait. 1850-55. By Captain R. Collinson (London, 1889)
From, Sir Edward Augustus Inglefield, A Summer Search for Sir John Franklin; with a Peep into the Polar Basin ... With short notices, by Professor Dickie, on the Botany, and by Dr. Sutherland, on the Meteorology and Geology; and a new chart of the Arctic Sea (London, 1853)
From William Hulme Hooper, Ten months among the tents of the Tuski, with incidents of an Arctic Boat Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, as far as the Mackenzie River and Cape Bathurst (London, 1853)
From Francis Leopold M'Clintock, The Voyage of the “Fox” in the Arctic Seas. A narrative of the discovery of the fate of Sir John Franklin and his companions (London, 1859)