Guide to the Elisha Kent Kane Papers , 1825-1855

Processed by Special Collections staff; machine-readable finding aid created by C. Del Anderson
Department of Special Collections
Green Library
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
Phone: (650) 725-1022
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
© 1998
The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Elisha Kent Kane Papers , 1825-1855

Collection number: M0061

Department of Special Collections

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
1934
Encoded by:
C. Del Anderson
© 1998 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Elisha Kent Kane Papers ,
Date (inclusive): 1825-1855
Collection number: Special Collections M0061
Creator: Elisha Kent Kane
Extent: .25 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Provenance

Purchased, 1934

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Elisha Kent Kane Papers , M0061, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biography

Arctic explorer, surgeon, naval officer, and author. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; educated at the Universities of Virginia and Pennsylvania. He received his doctor of medicine in 1843. Kane travelled abroad extensively, explored the Arctic, and was a member of the Second Grinnell Expedition to the Arctic, 1854-1855. He died in Havana 16 Feburary 1857.

Scope and Content

Journal, photograph, silhouette, printed booklet, and annotated sketch. The journal is one kept by Kane during the Second Grinnell Expedition, the purpose of which was to search for Sir John Franklin. The journal dates form June 4, 1854 to May 15, 1855.