Robert McCormick (explorer)
Robert McCormick, by Stephen Pearce.
22 July 1800|
Great Yarmouth, England
|Died||25 October 1890(aged 90)|
McCormick was born in Great Yarmouth, England. He was assistant surgeon on the Hecla under William Edward Parry in 1827, surgeon on the Beagle in 1832 (when Charles Darwin was working as an unofficial naturalist; McCormick left the ship in Brazil), and surgeon on the James Clark Ross's Antarctic expedition between 1839 and 1842.  On the latter voyage most of the naturalist's duties were performed by Joseph Dalton Hooker, with McCormick concentrating on geology and bird collecting.
McCormick also led an unsuccessful search party in search of John Franklin in the Forlorn Hope. His autobiography was entitled Voyages of Discovery in the Arctic and Antarctic Seas and around the World (1884).
- Laughton, John Knox (1893). "McCormick, Robert". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 36. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
- Johnson, Robert E. (1982). "McCormick, Robert". Dictionary of Canadian Biography 11. University of Toronto/Université Laval.
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