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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 AJP
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: SS TERRA NOVA
Date(s): 1903-1904
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 7 bound volumes of ship's logbook, plus 1 unbound copy logbook
Name of creator(s): SS TERRA NOVA


Administrative/Biographical history:

SS TERRA NOVA was a relief vessel sent to DISCOVERY in the Antarctic. A P Jackson was Chief Officer.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to the SS TERRA NOVA's relief mission to the DISCOVERY, 1903-1904, including seven log books with pencil sketches [possibly by Second Mate Thomas Elms], 1903-1904; diary of First Officer A P Jackson on the above voyage (very few entries) and letters from T B Jackson, brother of A P Jackson.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Original order.

Conditions governing access:

Accessed via the Foyle Reading Room. Free of charge for Fellows, Members and those with valid academic identification. All other users pay a charge and must bring identification in order to register on arrival.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopying at the discretion of the Archivist,and subject to completing 'application for copies' form. No reproduction without the permission of the RGS-IBG Archivist.

Finding aids:

Card index.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received on the death of A P Jackson, 1932.

Allied Materials

Related material:

RGS Archives - Correspondence Block 1911-21, Rennick, H. E. de P.

(Ref: AA 20/138-141) applications for post of chief steward, crew's medical certificates and list of crew with pay noted.

National Maritime Museum (REF: WEL/39): Logbook of the Antarctic relief ship TERRA NOVA, Capt J McKay, kept by Chief Officer A P Jackson, from England to New Zealand, finishing alongside the DISCOVERY, Capt Scott from 1903-1904.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by an Archives volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
ISAD(G( ed. 2, name authority NRA.

Date(s) of descriptions:
February 2001; Oct 2008.

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