Sir Arthur, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 1453/149/1-2;D Letters (2) to Robert Falcon Scott, 31 October and 9 November 1900 [Regarding arrangements for the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904] 2 leaves, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) undertook the first extensive exploration on land in Antarctica. Funding came from the Government, the Royal Society, the Royal Geographical Society and private donations. The expedition set up base at McMurdo Sound from where sledging parties carried out recognisance and scientific programmes.



Related Material

The Institute holds over seventy archival collections containing material relating to this expedition, including extensive archival collections for Robert Falcon Scott, see SPRI collection GB 15 British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 for more information.