Wharton, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 366/15;ER Letters (2) to Robert Falcon Scott, 5 August 1901 to 23 September 1903 [In Papers of the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904, volume 5 items 78-79] autograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) undertook the first extensive exploration on land in Antarctica. Funding came from the Government, the Royal Society, the Royal Geographical Society and private donations. The expedition set up base at McMurdo Sound from where sledging parties carried out recognisance and scientific programmes.

Related Material

The Institute holds over seventy archival collections containing material on this expedition, see SPRI collection GB 015 British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 for more information.