Robert Fitzroy papers, 1843-1865


Date: 1843-1865 | Size: 1 microfilm_reel(s)


These papers include letters from Admiral C.R. Moorson, correspondence with James Ross and Edward Sabine concerning polar exploration, and a map of the stars near the North Pole.

Background note

Robert Fitzroy was a hydrographer and meteorologist.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 film reel.


Restrictions on Use:

This microfilm is supplied for information and research only. No reproduction of these negatives, or of prints from them, may be made for publication without the assent of the Public Record Office.


Received from British Meteorological Archives, Bracknell, Berkshire, England, and accessioned, 1967 (1967 2718mf).

Location of originals:

Originals in British Meteorological Archives,

Early American History Note

This is a microfilm of an early American collection that may be of interest to researchers at the APS and may complement an original manuscript collection at the APS.

Indexing Terms


  • Microfilm Collection

Geographic Name(s)

  • North Pole.

Personal Name(s)

  • Fitzroy, Robert, 1805-1865
  • Moorson, C. R.
  • Ross, James
  • Sabine, Edward, Sir, 1788-1883


  • Astronomy.
  • Meteorology.