The collection comprises of correspondence by Whitson to William Speirs Bruce regarding the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902-1904.
Thomas Whitson collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Thomas Whitson
- Dates of Creation1904
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (6 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Thomas B Whitson was a chartered accountant working for the accountancy firm, Messrs Whitson and Methuen in Edinburgh. He was appointed to administer the funds for the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902-1904 (leader William Speirs Bruce). Bruce named Cape Whitson for him.
The correspondence is arranged chronologically.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to The log of the Scotia Expedition, 1902-1904 by William Speirs Bruce, edited by Peter Speak Edinburgh University Press (1992) SPRI Library Shelf (7)91(08)[1902-1904] and Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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
Other Finding Aids
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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