The collection comprises of correspondence by Ferguson to the polar explorer William Speirs Bruce (leader of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902-1904) regarding the former's expeditions to South Georgia and the South Shetland Islands.
David Ferguson collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 David Ferguson
- Dates of Creation1911-1918
- Name of Creator
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (37 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
David Ferguson was commissioned by Christian Salvesen and Company to conduct a mineralogical and geological examination of South Georgia, which he carried out from January to April 1912. Whalers helped him by making additional collections in the South Orkney Islands. From 1912 to 1913, he conducted a mineralogical and geological reconnaissance from the whale-catcher Hanka of the South Shetland Islands, Palmer Archipelago and Danco Coast for the same company.
The correspondence 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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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
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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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