PARRY, WILLIAM E. (1790-1855). English explorer who established an arctic “farthest north” of 82 degrees, 45 minutes; a record which stood until 1876. ALS. (“WParry”). 1p. 8vo. Admiralty (London), October 23, 1838. To JOHN BARROW (1764-1848), English statesman and promoter of Arctic exploration as second secretary to the Admiralty.
“I will immediately forward your letter to Mr. Stanley, who is in Ireland, with an earnest request that he will do what he can for Lowe.
I shall be truly rejoiced to be instrumental in doing anything for you or yours, but we must not be too sanguine, as the applications, I know, are numerous…”