The collection comprises of instructions regarding the United States Antarctic Expedition, 1928-1930 (leader Richard Evelyn Byrd).
Howard Mason collection
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 15 Howard Mason
- Dates of Creation1929
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionExpedition material (16 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Howard F. Mason was born on 29 October 1901 at Marion, Indiana. In 1927 he served as a radio operator with the Detroit News Wilkins Expedition to the Arctic, operating a station from Barrow, Alaska. He was working at the lighthouse depot on Staten Island, New York, when he joined the United States Antarctic Expedition, 1928-1930 (leader Richard Evelyn Byrd), as a radio operator. After the expedition, he worked for the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard at Bremerton, Washington. He died on 26 June 1996 at Seattle, Washington.
The collection is arranged chronologically.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0521309034 and Congressional medals and Howard
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Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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