Kay, British Naval Expedition

Scope and Content

  • MS 894;BJ&D Private journal, 22 April 1828 to 23 May 1829 [Original holograph, Xerox copy and typed transcript]

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Naval Expedition, 1828-1831 (Captain Henry Foster) visited Isla de los Estados and the South Shetland Islands charting Deception Island. On mainland Antarctica part of the Palmer coast was roughly charted and surveys were made of Isla de los Estados and southern Terra del Fuego. After Fosters death in Panama Horatio Thomas Austin took command of the expedition.



Related Material

See SPRI collection Henry Foster for additional material relating to the British Naval Expedition, 1828-1831.

Corporate Names