Whymper, papers

Scope and Content

  • MS 441/14/1-6;D Letters (6) to Robert Brown of Campster, October 1866 to March 1867 [Regarding arrangements for Brown's participation in expedition to Greenland in 1867] 7 leaves, autograph
  • MS 441/15;D Agreement, 27 April 1867 [Between Whymper and Robert Brown regarding an expedition to Greenland] 2 leaves
  • MS 822/1/1-9;BJ Lecture notebooks (9), circa 1853 [Used at Clarendon House School, Lambeth] 9 volumes, holograph
  • MS 822/2;BJ Notebook/Journal, 1863 to 1868 [Travels in France, Switzerland and Piedmont and the Alps] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/3/1-2;BJ Journals (2), 1867 [Voyage from Copenhagen to Edegesminde and Jacobshavn on SS Phoenix of Grimsby] 2 volumes, holograph
  • MS 822/4;BJ Diary, 21 July to 26 September 1872 [Visit to Greenland from Copenhagen] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/5;BJ Journal, 5 May to 2 November 1872 [Voyage from London to Greenland by way of Copenhagen] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/6;BJ Field journal, 21 July to 27 September 1872 [Greenland] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/7/1-2;BJ Journals (2), 1879 to 1880 [Journey to Ecuador] 2 volumes, holograph
  • MS 822/8;BJ Notes for reference, 1879 to 1880 [Kept during journey to Ecuador] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/9;BJ Catalogue, 1879 to 1880 [Collections made in Ecuador] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/10;BJ Notes on ascents, 1880 [Made in Ecuador] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/11;BJ Observations, 1879-1880 [Boiling point in Ecuador] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/12;BJ Observations, 1879 to 1880 [Blood temperatures at various altitudes in Ecuador] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/13;BJ Photographic register, 1879 [Journey to Ecuador] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/14;BJ Angle book, 1879-1880 [Kept during journey to Ecuador] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/15;BJ Observations, 1879 to 1880 [In Ecuador of mercurial barometer, aneroid barometer and of water boiling point] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/16;BJ Lecture, March 1881 [Ascent of Chimborazo and Cotopaxi, given to Society of Arts] 1 volume, printed proofs
  • MS 822/17;BJ Lecture, May 1881 [ Journey among the Great Andes of the Equator, given to the Royal Geographical Society] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/18;BJ Journal, 20 September 1892 to 26 August 1893 [Journeys to Chamonix and Zermatt] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/19;BJ Journal, 7 July to 24 September 1894 [Journey to Chamonix and the Swiss Alps] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/20;BJ Journal, 29 July 1895 to 10 October 1896 [Journeys to Chamonix and Zermatt] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/21;BJ Journal, 18 September 1897 to 18 October 1898 [Journeys to Chamonix, Zermatt and Grindelwald] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/21;BJ Journal, 4 August 1899 to 14 January 1901 [Journeys to the Swiss Alps, the United States and Canada and return to the Swiss Alps] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/23;BJ Angle Book, 1901 [Mostly empty] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/24;BJ Journal, 23 May 1901 to 18 January 1902 [Journey to the Rocky Mountains of Canada] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/25;BJ Catalogue, 1901 [Collections made in Canada] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/26;BJ General notes, 1901-1904 [Canadian Rocky Mountains] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/27;BJ Journal, 10 August 1902 to 19 November 1903 [Journeys to Chamonix, Zermatt, Canadian Rocky Mountains and returning to Chamonix and Zermatt] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/28;BJ Journal, 14 June to 14 November 1904 [Journeys to Canadian Rocky Mountains and the Alps] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/29;BJ Journal, 16 June to 12 December 1905 [Journeys to Canadian Rocky Mountains and the Alps] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/30;BJ Journal, 25 April 1906 to 16 October 1908 [Including marriage to Edith Lewin, tour of the Southern English counties, Alpine tours] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/31;BJ Journal, 16 July to 24 October 1909 [Journey tot eh Canadian Rocky Mountains and Swiss Alps] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/32;BJ Journal, 28 August to 30 October 1910 [Journey to Chamonix and Zermatt] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/33;BJ Journal, 8 August to 13 September 1911 [Journey to Chamonix and Zermatt] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/34;BJ Notes, undated [On Greenland] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/35;BJ Letters on the Matterhorn accident, 1865 [Four of Whymper's companions died following successful first ascent] 1 volume, holograph and printed
  • MS 822/36;BJ Scrapbook, 1898 to 1903 [Zermatt and the Matterhorn] 1 volume, holograph and printed
  • MS 822/37/1-2;BJ Proofs of wood engravings, undated [Produced by his fathers business with notes and identifications of engravers] 2 volumes
  • MS 822/38;BJ Letter book, 1879 to 1880 [Received, regarding South America] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 822/39;Boxed Miscellaneous non-polar papers [Including school certificates; diaries (5) 1855-1859; odd notes and meteorological observations; notes and pamphlets on aneroid barometer; odd notes and meteorological observations] 1 box

Administrative / Biographical History

The papers relate to Whymper's travels.

Arrangement

As deposited

Related Material

The Institute holds an archival collection for Robert Brown, Whymper's companion during the Greenland expedition.

Bibliography

MS 822/16;BJ published in Journal of the Society of Arts March 1881 volume 29

Geographical Names