- 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
Dell, Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition
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- ReferenceGB 15 James William Dell/Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition
- Dates of Creation1908-1922
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- Physical DescriptionDiaries, letters and press cuttings MS 1201;MJ is on microfilm.
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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.