Mawson, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 996/1-2;D Letters (2) to Sir William Bragg, undated and 1 November 1913 [Organization and progress of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914] 5 leaves, holograph (Xerox copies)
  • MS 101/61/1-7;D Letters (7) to William Speirs Bruce, 1903 to 1913 [Mainly on preparations for the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914] 8 leaves, holograph and typescript
  • MS 1621/2/1-5;D Correspondence (5 letters) with Frank Debenham, 1929-1940, typescript, autograph and holograph
  • MS 1517/1/1;D Letter to Archibald Geikie [19--] [Regarding Scott's expedition and requests support for Shackleton's proposals] 5 leaves
  • MS 1517/1/2;D Letter to Archibald Geikie, 16 February 1910 [Regarding meeting with him and Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton] 1 leaf
  • MS 1517/1/3;D Letter to Archibald Geikie [Regarding the logistics of Shackleton and Geikie being able to meet] 2 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1507/3/4;D Telegram to Leigh Hunt, 14 June 1955 [Regretting inability to meet Sir [Geoffrey] Miles Clifford at Sydney] typescript
  • MS 100/75/1-26;D Letters (26) to Hugh Robert Mill, 1911 to 1948 [Various matters including (18 July 1922) his opinion of Shackleton, numerous letters regarding the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition, 1929-1930] 39 leaves, holograph and typescript
  • MS 1655/2;D Letter to Inspector General Ninnis, 17 March 1914 [Letter of condolence]
  • MS 1453/138;D Letter to Kathleen Scott, 5 April 1911 [Regarding Amundsen's and Scott] 1 leaf, holograph
  • MS 1537/2/36/3;D Letter to Emily Shackleton, 14 June 1916 [Refers to non-return of Macintosh from depot journey and committees for Ross Sea rescue]

Administrative / Biographical History

Correspondence by Mawson including letters covering the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913, The British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition, 1929-1931


The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by recipient.

Additional Information

MS 996/1-2;D Originals presented to the Mawson Institute, Australia