The British Baronet who Vanished

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Guest Post 10: The Klondike and the Lost Baronet (Part One). The following guest post article has been kindly contributed by Geoffrey A. Pocock, author of Outrider of Empire: The Life and Adventures of Roger Pocock (University of Alberta Press) and One Hundred Years of the Legion of Frontiersmen (currently out of print).  The first part of this article can be found here.

His own blog can be viewed at and his website is

2-packing-a-horse-or-mule Packing a horse or mule from Frontiersman’s Pocket Book, 1909, reprinted 2014 (courtesy University of Alberta Press)

In 1974 the newspapers round the world were full of the story of the disappearance of Lord Lucan. The story created so much interest that it re-surfaced in newspapers regularly for many years.

In late Victorian time and for some years after the event the case of the baronet who vanished into the Canadian wilderness…

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