The collection comprises of correspondence and papers
William Murdoch collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 William Murdoch
- Dates of Creation1892-1930
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (28 leaves) papers (20 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
William Gordon Burn Murdoch was born in 1862. He worked as a artist. He sailed with William Speirs Bruce on the British Whaling Exploration Expedition, 1894 to the Southern ocean. He also visited Spitsbergen and Greenland. A member of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society he died in 1939
The collection is split into two sub-fonds comprising of correspondence and papers respectively
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Glasgow Digital Library and Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events by Robert Keith Headland (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0521309034
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Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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