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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 JHE
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Date(s): 1894-1895
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 book, 1 folder
Name of creator(s): Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition to Franz Josef Land, 18941897, was led by British Arctic explorer Frederick George Jackson and financed by newspaper proprietor Alfred Harmsworth. Jackson had been misled by false maps into believing that Franz Joseph Land was a land mass that extended to the North Pole. The survey which was the main work of the expedition eventually proved that the land was in fact an archipelago.


Scope and content/abstract:

Volume of list of subscribers to the Jackson Harmsworth Expedition and copy of a letter addressed to R Koettlitz, doctor of the expedition, from Dr A E Wright on the threatment of scurvy, 4 Jul 1894.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

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 Archivist's discretion, and subject to completion of 'application for copies' form. No reproduction or publication without permission of the RGS-IBG Archivist.

Finding aids:

The RGS archives: a handlist / compiled by Christine Kelly. London: RGS, 1977.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Allied Materials

Related material:

Corr. Blocks, 1881-1910; Journal Mss: Arctic 1895; papers of Frederick G Jackson.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Revised by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with 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:
Oct 2008

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