Lofley, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 301/16/1-16;D Letters (16) to Benjamin Leigh Smith, 25 October 1880 to 10 May 1881 [Regarding the expedition] 16 leaves, autograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Exploring Expedition, 1881-1882 (leader Benjamin Leigh Smith) was a private expedition which set out to extend the exploration of Zemlya Frantsa-Iosifa. Expedition ship Eira sank off Mys Flora in August 1881 and the crew lived in a makeshift hut for ten months, setting out in the ship's four boats in June 1882 and reaching Novaya Zemlya, where they met Hope commanded by Allen Young.



Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material relating tot he British Exploring Expedition, 1881-18822 (leader Benjamin Leigh Smith) see SPRI collections GB 015 Benjamin Leigh Smith, GB 015 Isabella Blythe, GB 015 Barbara Bodichon, GB 015 Magnus Give, GB 015 William Neale and GB 015 William Baxter

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