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British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0117 MS 594
Held at: Royal Society
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Full title: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913
Date(s): 1910
Level of description: Sub-fonds
Extent: Unknown
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The British Antarctic expedition (1910-1913) disembarked from Cape Evans on their ship the Terra Nova 4 Jan 1911 with the dual aims of conquering the geographical south pole for the British empire, and conducting extensive scientific research. The expedition was led Captain Robert Falcon Scott. Scott reached the south pole on 17 January 1912, only to discover that the Norweigan party, led by Roald Amundsen, had arrived a month earlier. All five Britons perished on the return. A search party found the bodies of Scott, Bowers, and Wilson on 12 Nov 1912.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers, mainly accounts, concerning the British Antarctic expedition (1910-1913).

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No publication without written permission. Apply to Archivist in the first instance.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Royal Society catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2009.

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