Carse, South Georgia Surveys

Scope and Content

  • MS 195/9;MSM Sketch maps [Cape George to Cape Harcourt, Homestead to Queen Maud Bay, partly drawn while on board the sealer Albatross]
  • MS 195/10;MSM Sketch maps [Gold Harbour to Cape Vashel, Cooper Bay and Newark Bay from the sealer Albatross]
  • MS 195/11;MSM Sketch map [South west coast from Cape Nunez to Cape Disappointment from the sealer Albatross]
  • MS 195/14;(723) 912 Sketches and panorama, 7 sheets
  • MS 444/1-3;MSM Tracing of sheets I to III, South Georgia, 1956-1957 [Showing results of solo survey] 3 sheets
  • MS 445/1-3;MSM Sheets I to III, South Georgia, 1951-1957 [Showing various routes and passages] 3 sheets
  • MS 445/4-6;MSM Survey plot, South Georgia, 1951-1957 [Observational positions, compass and sextant stations, film and negative references] 3 dye line sheets

Administrative / Biographical History

Four expeditions were undertaken from 1951 onwards to survey South Georgia (Subsequent trips in 1953-1954, 1955-1956 and 1956-1957 completed the work). Whaling fleets provided the transport needs of Carse. The results were published in 1958.



Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material relating to the South Georgia