Scott, British Arctic Air Route Expedition, 1930-1931

Scope and Content

  • MS 1189;D Verses (5), 1930 to 1931 [Written during expedition] 10 leaves, typescript (Xerox)

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Arctic Air Route Expedition, 1930-1931 (leader Henry Gino Watkins) was organised to investigate the possibilities of an air route between England and Canada across Greenland. Sailing in Quest from London in July 1930, the expedition reached Angmagssalik in East Greenland, where a base camp was established. The following month a meteorological station was established on the ice cap where a series of observations were conducted. Aerial photographs were taken and sledging and boat journeys were made to survey and chart parts of the east coast of Greenland and to explore the ice cap of the interior.

Arrangement

Chronological

Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material relating to this expedition see SPRI collections GB 015 Augustine Courtauld, GB 015 Quintin Riley and GB 015 Alfred Stephenson. The Institute holds an archival collection for the expedition leader Henry (Gino) Watkins