Savours, papers

Scope and Content

  • MS 629;ER Notes and extracts regarding James Clark Ross, 1840-1841 [Compiled from material in Tasmania regarding his visits there] 1 volume
  • MS 668;BJ Catalogue of original manuscripts of polar interest in Australia and New Zealand, compiled 1960-1961 [Including whaling and non polar biographical material] 1 volume

Administrative / Biographical History

The collection comprises of the results of the authors work in the Australian cities of Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and in Tasmania and New Zealand. The collection comprises of information held at these locations on polar explorers. Of particular note is information regarding the expedition led by James Clark Ross, (the British Naval Expedition, 1839-1843) to the Antarctic, and the observatory established in Tasmania during this time with the assistance of the then governor Sir John Franklin.

Related Material

See SPRI collection GB 15 Leslie Quartermain for correspondence with Ann Savours.

Location of Originals

Original material held in Australia and New Zealand.