The collection comprises of correspondence by Mary to Philip Parker King who had been caring out a survey of the South American coast from the river Plata to the island of Chiloe on board HMS Adventure.
Mary Enderby collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Mary Enderby
- Dates of Creation1830
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (1 microfilm)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Mary Enderby was the wife of Samuel Enderby Jnr. (1756-1829), who was the son of Samuel Enderby (1720-1797), founder of the whaling and sealing firm of Samuel Enderby & Sons. During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, Enderby vessels made profitable voyages to both northern and southern waters. On her husband's death in 1829, the firm was inherited by their three sons, Charles, Henry and George.
The correspondence is arranged chronologically.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Encyclopaedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans ed. Bernard Stonehouse, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester (2002) ISBN 0471986658 SPRI Library (7) and State library of New South Wales and Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0521309034
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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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