Markham, British Arctic Expedition

Scope and Content

  • MS 396/1;BJ Notebook, 1875-1876 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 396/2;BJ Notebook and sledging diary, 3 April to 8 May 1876, 1 volume, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Arctic Expedition, 1875-1876 (leader Sir George Strong Nares) was sent by the Admiralty for an attempt on the North Pole by Smith Sound. Exploration of northwest Greenland and northern Ellesmere Island took place along with scientific studies. Markham was a member of the sledging team, which reached the furthest north during the expedition.



Related Material

See GB 15 Pelham Aldrich for additional material on this expedition. The Institute holds several archival collections containing material on this expedition, which will hopefully be available on the HUB in due course.