log of the Eclipse, 1878.
15th: 80 degrees N, 4 degree E. Shot an albatross - the only one,
I suppose, ever seen here. Spread of wing 6ft. 10". length
2ft., weight 8 lbs.
Sentinel, May 19th, 1896
Captain Gray's generosity we are indebted for a valuable collection
of Arctic animals, fish and Esquimeaux implements to be seen in
the Arbuthnot Museum; and also for a splendid specimen of the
Arctic bear, and the rare and valuable black eyebrowed albatross
so much prized by naturalists. The last mentioned specimen has
been greatly admired and frequently photographed by those interested
in the study of natural history.