Dell, Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition

Scope and Content

  • MS 1201;MJ Miscellaneous papers, 1908-1922 [Diary from Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition, 1920-1922, letters received from Robert Falcon Scott, 1908-1910, Edward Adrian Wilson, 1909 and Frank Wild, 1909, press cuttings] microfilm
  • MS 1591/8/1;D Diary, 17 September 1921 to 15 September 1922, 67 leaves, typescript

Administrative / Biographical History

The Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition, 1921-1922 (leader Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton) was to sail along previously unvisited stretches of the Antarctic continent. Quest arrived in South Georgia in January 1922 where Shackleton died on 5 January. The expedition continued under John Robert Francis (Frank) Wild's command visiting the South Shetland Islands, Gough Island and Tristan da Cunha. The expedition proved the non-existence of New South Greenland. Shackleton was buried in the whalers' graveyard at Grytviken, South Georgia.



Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material relating to this expedition see SPRI collection GB 015 Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition, 1921-1922, for more information.

The Institute also holds archival collections for Scott, Wilson and Wild.