Sir John Barrow

(1764—1848) promoter of exploration and author

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travelled in China and South Africa, and revived the project to explore the Arctic for a North‐West Passage. He contributed to the Quarterly Review and published works of history and travel, including The Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty (1831); A History of Voyages into the Arctic Region (1846); and an Autobiographical Memoir (1847).

Subjects: World History.

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