The collection comprises of material relating to the South Shetland Islands
George Powell collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 George Powell
- Dates of Creation1828
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionExpedition material (1 sheet)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
George Powell was born circa 1796 in England. He joined Messrs Daniel Bennett and Sons and in 1818 made his first voyage south in command of Dove. During his third voyage he discovered the South Orkney Islands (1821). He went to work for Messrs Enderby in 1823.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events by Robert Keith Headland (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0521309034 and ' Captain George Powell' by A G E Jones in Falkland Islands Journal 1983 p 4-12
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Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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