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Frederick George Jackson

Frederick George Jackson (18601938), British Arctic explorer, was educated at Denstone College and Edinburgh University. His first voyage in Arctic waters was on a whalingcruise in 18861887, and in 1893 he made a sledge-journey of 3000 miles across the frozen tundra of Siberia lying between the Ob and the Pechora. His narrative of this journey was published under the title of The Great Frozen Land (1895). On his return, he was given the command of the Jackson-Harmsworth Arctic expediton (18941897[?]), which had for its objective the general exploration of Franz Josef Land. In recognition of his services he received a knighthood of the first class of the Norwegian Royal Order of St Olaf in 1898, and was awarded the gold medal of the Paris Geographical Society in 1899. His account of the expedition was published under the title of A Thousand Days in the Arctic (1899). He served in South Africa during the Boer War, and obtained the rank of captain. His travels also include a journey across the Australian deserts.



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