Meares, collected papers

Scope and Content

  • MS 1246;MJ Papers, 1910-1938 [Including documents relating to the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913, letters to his father, letters from Dmitriy Girev), Herbert Ponting to Miss Spengler, First World War correspondence and papers]

Administrative / Biographical History

The papers include 6 letters written by Mears during or regarding the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott), Meares was in charge of the dogs. The remainder of the papers relate to Meares war experiences.



Alternative Form Available

These documents are copies.

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 a hundred archival collections containing material relating to this expedition see SPRI collection GB 015 British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 for more information.

Location of Originals

Originals in Provincial Archives of British Columbia, Canada (1982)