Briggs, Miscellaneous papers

Scope and Content

  • MS 980/1-6;BPC Albums (6) of press cuttings covering polar exploration, 1910-1927 [Including Scott and Shackleton's expeditions and the British Expedition to Graham Land, 1920-1922, led by Cope] 6 volumes
  • MS 1058/1-3;BJ Autograph albums (3), 1901-1922 [Signatures and notes from polar explorers] 3 volumes
  • MS 1058/4-5;BPC Albums (2) of press cuttings, 1911-1922 [Including members of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott)] 2 volumes
  • MS 1058/6;D Letters (15) written to Mrs Briggs, 1917-1923 [Responses to requests for autographs and information]

Administrative / Biographical History

The material covers the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott), the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1916 (leader Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton), the Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition, 1921-1922 (again led by Shackleton) and the British Expedition to Graham Land, 1920-1922 (leader John Lachlan Cope).

Related Material

The Scott Polar Research Institute holds a number of photographs, film and other illustrative material in the Picture Library, some of which covers these expeditions. The catalogue can be searched on line by going to the Picture Library Database and selecting the Enter Polar Pictures link.

The Institute holds over a hundred archival collections relating to these Antarctic expeditions see, GB 015 British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913, GB 015 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, [Weddell Sea Party] 1914-1916, GB 015 Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition, 1921-1922 and collections for John Lachlan Cope, Thomas Bagshawe, Maxime Lister and Herbert Wilkins for additional information.