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Ross, Sir James Clark (1800–1862), polar explorer and naval officer

Elizabeth Baigent

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/24123

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Ross, Sir James Clark (1800–1862), polar explorer and naval officer, was born on 15 April 1800, possibly in Scotland, the third son of George Ross, a London businessman from an eminent family from Balsarroch, Wigtownshire, and Christian Clark. He was the nephew of ...

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