Neale, British Exploring Expedition, 1881-1882

Scope and Content

  • MS 300/8;D Report, 1881-1882 [Food captured and eaten at Cape Flora] 2 leaves, typescript
  • MS 301/33;D Notes, 1881-1882 [Animal and bird life on Zemlya Frantsa-Iosifa] 3 leaves, manuscript
  • MS 301/34;D Stores saved from Eira, 1881, 2 leaves, manuscript

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Exploring Expedition, 1881-1882 (leader Benjamin Leigh Smith) was a private expedition which set out to extend the exploration of Zemlya Frantsa-Iosifa. Expedition ship Eira sank off Mys Flora in August 1881 and the crew lived in a makeshift hut for ten months, setting out in the ship's four boats in June 1882 and reaching Novaya Zemlya, where they met Hope commanded by Allen Young.


The material is arranged chronologically

Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material relating t this expedition, see SPRI collections GB 015 Benjamin Leigh Smith, GB 015 Barbara Bodichon, GB 015 Isabella Blythe, GB 015 Magnus Giver, GB 015 William Lofley and GB 015 William Baxter

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