Charles Ede was promoted to assistant surgeon in the Royal Navy on December 20, 1845. He served in this capacity on Captain Ommaney's ship, the HMS Assistance, on her search after Sir John Franklin. Ede contributed a total of 16 specimens to the scrapbook. Below is a painting done by Charles Ede of the grave of G.S. Malcolm. Ede also contributed a letter describing the death of Malcolm.
The Caption under the painting reads:
Island, C. Ede, To
Adam White F.L.S., Grave of G. S. Malcolm a.b. H.M.S.
Sources of information on Charles Ede consulted in preparing this page include:
Headland, R. (n.d.) Sir Horatio Austin Collection. Retrieved April 1, 2005, from http://www.archiveshub.ac.uk/news/0407sha.html
Benyon, P. (n.d). The Navy List (RN Surgeons etc.). Retrieved April 5, 2005, from http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/Naval.html