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PENNELL, Harry Lewin Lee (1882-1916)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 HLP
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: PENNELL, Harry Lewin Lee (1882-1916)
Date(s): 1910-[1916]
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 box: 6 files
Name of creator(s): Pennell | Harry Lewin Lee | 1882-1916 | Commander


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1882; educated Exeter School; joined the Royal Navy as a cadet in HMS BRITANNIA, 1898; went to sea as midshipman, 1899 and by 1903, had been promoted to lieutenant; commanded the TERRA NOVA for Robert Falcon Scott's British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913; in addition to his duties as navigator, Pennell was responsible for conducting magnetic observations; also assisted Edward Wilson and Dennis Lillie in their studies of birds and whales; discovered and named Oates Land, 1911; promoted to the rank of commander after the expedition, 1913; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1914-1916; appointed to the battle cruiser QUEEN MARY, 1914-1916; lost with his ship at the Battle of Jutland, 1916.

Publications: 'Voyages of the Terra Nova' by Edward Ratcliffe Garth Russell Evans and Harry Lewin Lee Pennell in, Scott's last expedition volume 2 (Smith, Elder & Co. London, 1913).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Harry Lewin Lee Pennell relating to his work as commander of the TERRA NOVA for Robert Falcon Scott's British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913, including sailing orders, 1911 and letters of proceedings, Jan-Mar, 1911; correspondence with members of the TERRA NOVA expedition while in Antarctica, 1910-1913; photocopy of a letter from the committee of the expedition to J J Kinsey; zoological log kept by Pennell, London to Melbourne, Jun-Oct 1910; annotated admiralty charts of the South Polar and Antarctica VIII, 1910 and photographs of Pennell, [1910-1916].

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 completing 'application for copies' form. No reproduction without the permission of the RGS-IBG Archivist.

Finding aids:

Card index available in the Foyle Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated by the family, Apr 1990.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Harry Pennell collection: Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge.

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. 48, No. 2 (Aug., 1916), pp. 177-179.

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

Date(s) of descriptions:
21 June 2001; Aug 2008.

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