Scope and Contents
A facsimile copy written onboard "H.M.S. Resolute" during the search for Sir John Franklin's Arctic Expedition and published in 1852. Entries dated 1850 - 1851.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
Conditions Governing Use
Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.
Biographical / Historical
Margherita (or Dick as she was known to friends) Ruck-Keene (nee Gyles) was the widow of Vice-Admiral Philip Ruck Keene (1897-1977).
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Margherita Ruck-Keene loaned this item to Churchill Archives Centre in 1979. Her great-great-uncle George F. McDougall was on the expedition which set out to look for Franklin. He had left this item in the family and it was passed to Mrs Ruck-Keene by her mother.
This collection (fonds) level description to the papers was prepared by Louise King of Churchill Archives Centre in March 2004 using information from the correspondence between Mrs Ruck-Keene and the then Keeper of Churchill Archives Centre, Captain Stephen Roskill.
Keene, Margherita Evelyn Constance Agatha, Ruck-, 1901-1991, wife of Vice-Admiral Philip Ruck-Keene
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