Blechynder correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 301/4/1-2;D Letters (2) to Benjamin Leigh Smith, 15 August to 23 November [1876] [Suggestion of which available vessels would be suitable in Arctic waters] 2 leaves, autograph

Administrative / Biographical History

Benjamin Leigh Smith was born on 12 March 1828 at Whatlington, Sussex. Smith embarked on his first voyage to the Arctic in 1871 when he sailed in the ketch Samson to Svalbard on the British Exploring Expedition, reaching latitude 81° 24 minutes North and making accurate surveys of several small islands for the first time. He died on 4 January 1913 at Hampstead.



Related Material

The Institute holds an archival collection for Benjamin Leigh Smith