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National Antarctic Expedition (1901-1904)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0117 MS 622
Held at: Royal Society
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Full title: National Antarctic Expedition (1901-1904)
Date(s): [1901-1904]
Level of description: Sub-fonds
Extent: Unknown
Name of creator(s): National Antarctic Expedition | 1901-1904
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The British National Antarctic or Discovery Expedition of 1901-1904 was the first official British exploration of the Antarctic regions since James Clark Ross's voyage, 1839-1843. It was organised by a joint committee of the Royal Society and the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) and it aimed to carry out scientific research and geographical exploration. Its scientific results covered extensive ground in biology, zoology, geology, meteorology and magnetism and King Edward VII Land, and the Polar Plateau via the western mountains route were discovered. The expedition did not make a serious attempt on the South Pole, its principal southern journey reaching a Furthest South at 8217'S.


Scope and content/abstract:

Horizontal pendulum records from the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-1904.

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Conditions governing reproduction:

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

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Allied Materials

Related material:

MS/591; MS/594

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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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