Millward, Discovery Investigations

Scope and Content

  • MS 1578/1/1;D Letter to his mother, 1 December [1930] [Regarding movements of expedition] 8 leaves
  • MS 1578/1/2;D Letter to his mother, 3 February 1931 [William Scoresby regarding the expedition's movements] 2 leaves
  • MS 1578/1/3;D Letter to his mother, 17 March [1931] [From South Georgia, describing whaling activities, photography etc] 2 leaves
  • MS 1578/1/4;D Letter to his mother, 29 March [1931] [From South Georgia, describing weather and ice conditions] 2 leaves
  • MS 1578/3;D Sailing directions, South Georgia, undated
  • MS 1578/4;D Catalogue of photographs, undated [Printed for an exhibition held in London on Discovery Investigations]

Administrative / Biographical History

The Discovery Expeditions, 1925 to 1951, were organised to provide information required for whaling and sealing industries the investigations were a series of oceanographic voyages undertaken by Scott's first expedition ship Discovery and later by Discovery II and William Scoresby. During the first two years research 1925 to 1927 a laboratory was set up on South Georgia. The first cruise of the William Scoresby involved whale marking off South Georgia and dredging off the Falkland Islands.



Related Material

See SPRI collection GB 015 Discovery Investigations.

Additional Information

The Institute's Picture library holds several photographic collections relating to the Discovery Investigations, see the Index to Antarctic Expeditions and click on the Photographs in SPRI link for more information.

The three albums of photographs taken on the 1929-1931 Discovery Investigations by Millward, including images of RRS Discovery II and RRS William Scoresby are filed at accession number P97/4/1-3.