Definition of Sir john ross
1. Noun. Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856).
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1. Arctic Explorations and Discoveries During the Nineteenth Century: Being by Samuel Mosheim Smucker (1857)
"IN April, 1850, Captain sir john ross having volunteered his services to proceed in the search, was enabled, by the liberality of the Hudson's Bay Company, ..."
2. Publications of the Navy Records Society by Navy Records Society (Great Britain) (1901)
"[The following letters, written by Admiral sir john ross when in winter quarters at the bottom of Prince Regent's Inlet between 1830 and '33, and after the ..."
3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1856)
"By the Rev. T. RANKIN. Он the Aurora Borealis. By Rear-Admiral Sir JOHN Ross. Referring to his formerly published opinion, namely "that the ..."
4. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1835)
"By Sir JOHN Ross, CBJK.SA-, KCS,&c. London: Webster. 1835. ... ..-. :;i THIS long promised and expected narrative has at last appeared. ..."
5. The North-west Passage and the Plans for the Search for Sir John Franklin: A by John Brown (1858)
"RETURN OF sir john ross. — HIS REPORTS AND OPINIONS. IN going over the evidence before the Committee, we notice with surprise the manifold and varied nature ..."