Beal, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 1568/1/1;D Letter to Robert Mennell, 13 July 1907 [Inviting him to dinner to meet John King Davis, who has just been appointed to the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909] 1 leaf

Administrative / Biographical History

John King Davis joined the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 (leader Ernest Henry Shackleton), as chief officer of Nimrod and received his first command when he succeeded Frederick Pryce Evans as captain of Nimrod on the return voyage.



Related Material

The Scott Polar Research Institute holds a number of photographs, film and other illustrative material in the Picture Library, some of which covers this expedition. The catalogue can be searched on line by going to the Picture Library Database and selecting the Enter Polar Pictures link.

The Institute holds over fifty archival collections containing material relating to this expedition see SPRI collection GB 015 British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 for more information.