Richards, George Henry

RICHARDS, George Henry, naval surveyor (b Feb 1819, Cornwall, England; d 14 Nov 1896, Bath, England). He entered the Royal Navy as a teenager and served around the world, including the Arctic, where in the 1850s he took part in the search for the missing Franklin expedition. In 1857 he arrived at ESQUIMALT in command of the vessel Plumper to survey the waters between VANCOUVER ISLAND and the American mainland as part of the boundary commission (see BOUNDARIES). When the GOLD RUSH began, his...

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