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MACKINTOSH, Capt Aeneas Lionel Acton (1879-1916)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 ALM
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: MACKINTOSH, Capt Aeneas Lionel Acton (1879-1916)
Date(s): 1908-1915
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 2 items
Name of creator(s): Mackintosh | Aeneas Lionel Acton | 1879-1916 | Captain


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1881; educated, Bedford Modern School; entered the Merchant Navy; appointment on the P and O line, 1899; second officer on HMS NIMROD for the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909; commander of the HMS AURORA and the Ross Sea party, for Shackleton's Trans-Antarctic expedition, 1914-1916; died 1916.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Aeneas Lionel Acton Mackintosh comprising copy in Mackintosh's hand of his journal of a sledge journey from SS AURORA laying relief depots for Shackleton's party on the Trans-Antarctic expedition, 25 Jan 1915-15 Apr 1915 and copy of a typescript diary by Mackintosh during the British Antarctic Expedition, 1 Jan 1908-4 Mar 1909.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

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

Finding aids:

Hand list and card index.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The typescript diary was given to the RGS by the family, 1985.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by an Archives volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: The Geographical Journal, Vol. 49, No. 3 (Mar., 1917), pp. 239-240.

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

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

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