The collection comprises of material relating to the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, [Ross Sea Party], 1914-1917 (Captains Mackintosh and Stenhouse).
Leslie Thompson collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Leslie Thompson
- Dates of Creation1914-1915
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionExpedition material (40 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Leslie G. F. Thomson joined the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition [Ross Sea Party], 1914-1917 (leader Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton), serving as second officer in Aurora during 1914 to 1915 and first officer from 1915 to 1916. He died in Australia.
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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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 British polar exploration and research, a historical and medallic record with biographies 1818-1999 by Lieutenant Colonel Neville W. Poulsom and Rear Admiral John A.L. Myres, Savannah Publications, London (2000) SPRI Library Shelf 737.2
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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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