Clarke, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 1212/13;D Letter to Sir William Allardyce, 11 November 1924 [Regarding assistance Allardyce as governor gave to Dr Baker during his geological survey of the Falkland Islands] typescript (Xerox)

Administrative / Biographical History

William Lamond Allardyce served as Governor of the Falkland Islands fro 11 years (1904-1915). This covered an exciting period, which included the advent of modern whaling, the establishment of the Falkland Island Dependencies, the introduction of wireless communication in the Antarctic, and the great naval battle of the Falkland Islands (1914). His most enduring contribution to the Antarctic, however, was his pioneering effort to conserve the Antarctic whale stocks by stringent controls of the whaling industry, including the introduction of new regulations that prohibited the killing of whale calves and mothers with calves.



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Related Material

The Institute holds an archival collection for William Lamond Allardyce

Additional Information

State Museum Albany, New York (1982)