Murray, British National Antarctic Expedition

Scope and Content

  • MS 436/1-2;BJ Journals (2), 6 August to 2 October 1901 [Voyage of Discovery from Cowes to Cape Town] 2 volumes, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) undertook the first extensive exploration on land in Antarctica. Funding came from the Government, the Royal Society, the Royal Geographical Society and private donations. The expedition ship Discovery Sailed from Cowes, Isle of Wight on 6 August 1901. Murray was involved with the early stages of the expedition travailing as far as Cape Town, South Africa.



Related Material

The Scott Polar Research Institute holds a number of photographs, film and other illustrative material in the Picture Library, some of which covers this expedition. The catalogue can be searched on line by going to the Picture Library Database and selecting the Enter Polar Pictures link.

The Institute holds over seventy archival collections which contain material on this expedition, see GB 015 British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 for more information.