- MS 183/35/1-2;MSM Maps Graham Land
- MS 1422/1-3;D Journals (2) and notes, 14 January 1936 to 28 March 1937 [Kept during the expedition] 3 volumes, holograph
Rymill, British Graham Land Expedition
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- ReferenceGB 15 John Rymill/British Graham Land Expedition
- Dates of Creation14 January 1936 to 28 March 1937
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description2 journals, notes and maps
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Administrative / Biographical History
The British Graham Land Expedition, 1934-1937 (leader John Rymill) spent three years exploring the area of the Antarctic peninsula which at that time was thought to be an island. A De Havilland Fox Moth aircraft was used for depot laying an aria reconnaissance while dog teams carried out exploration. Bases were set up at Argentine Islands and Debenham Islands. A broad scientific programme was conducted and the expedition proved that channels sighted by Wilkins and Ellsworth did not exist and that Graham Land was part of the Antarctic mainland.