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Hall Charles Francis

Hall, Charles Francis, Arctic explorer, was born of humble parentage in New Hampshire, United States of America, in 1821. After having been in turn blacksmith and journalist, he lived for several years among the Esquimaux and gained so much valuable Arctic experience that in 1871 he was placed by the American Government in charge of an expedition which, in the Polaris, set out on an attempt to reach the North Pole. At Polaris Beiv, on the Greenland coast, he died in November, 1871. The story of the expedition was published by the United States Government.