Rea, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 1172;D Letters (4) to Captain Francis Beaufont, October 1832 to August 1833 [Relating to the expedition] 3 leaves, typescript

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Expedition 1833-1834 (led by Rea) was dispatched to continue the research carried out by the British Expedition 1830-1833 (leader Henry Biscoe) William Lysle commanded Hopefull until the expedition reached the Falkland Islands where Rea took over. The second expedition ship Rose was crushed in pack-ice at 60°S, 53°W and further exploration was abandoned. Hopefull called at the Falkland Islands where they discovered that Mathew Brisbane, William Dixon and 3 others had been murdered at Port Louis, August 1833.



Alternative Form Available

These are copies.

Related Material

See SPRI collection GB 015 Messrs Enderby and GB 015 John Biscoe for additional information on these voyages. See also the Institutes collection GB 015 Mathew Brisbane.

Location of Originals

The original letters are held by the Admiralty, Hydrographic Department (1982)

Geographical Names