The collection comprises of material relating to the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 (leader Robert Falcon Scott)
James Duncan collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 James Duncan
- Dates of Creation1901-1902
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionExpedition material
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
James Duncan was born in 1870. He was a shipwright working on the Discovery in Dundee when he was selected for the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) as Able Seaman. The expedition made the first extensive exploration on land in Antarctica and examined the coast of Victoria Land and the Ross Ice Shelf. Duncan was a member of the shore party and took part in the sledging programme. He was awarded the Polar Medal for his part in the expedition.
The collection is arranged chronologically.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to SPRI Library Antarctic Biographies Card Index and Antarctica unveiled, Scott's First Expedition and the quest for the unknown continent by David E. Yelverton, University Press of Colorado, Boulder (2000) SPRI Library Shelf(7)91(08)[1901-1904 Scott] and Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events,(1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0521309034
Other Finding Aids
Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue. Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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