The official records of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition (1881-84) at the Explorers Club include the Daily Journal, copies of Letters sent, and the Sledge Journal.
August 16, 1881: Proteus at last succeeded in getting clear of the ice and steaming down the channel soon disappeared from sight. [No mention is made of Kislingbury’s abortive attempt to return with the ship.]
August 28, 1881: The day observed by Lieut. Greely reading one of the psalms and all games suspended, on the Sabbaths day.
The second unbound journal covers Jan 1 1883 –August 2: On July 29 Lt Greely gave orders that the stations would be abandoned on the 7 of August 1883. Each man to be allowed 8 lbs of luggage for the retreat.
Aug 2, gives last entry here: Journal items will here after be entered in Original [Records] of observations. [Entries are given in various hands.]
Next volume is “Letters sent 2 July 1881 – 3 August 1882” (These are copies of letters sent by Greely.)
p. 25: July 18 1881 Letter to Herr Fernker, Governor of Christianhaab, Greenland, soliciting bird specimens (male and female plus 6 eggs of each kind of bird): It would give me personal pleasure if you would advice me through Herr Inspector Smith as to the books on Ornithology or other subjects of interest which I could have forwarded to you in 1883. [Presumably that was when he thought the Expedition would return. Written from Upernavik Greenland July 28, 1881.
p. 42-49, copies of records found by Greely at Discovery Bay, from Nares H.M.S. Discovery 11 August 1876.
p. 50-68, Greely reports of Aug. 15, 1881 from Fort Conger on the Expedition so far.
p. 83, to C.S.O. Aug 17, 1881 from Fort Conger: …a list of articles found and brought away from Polaris winter quarters, Life Boat Cover.
p. 84: The books belonging to Dr. Bessels would most probably be gladly recovered by him [i.e. several parts of books from France?].