The collection comprises of material relating to the British Sealing Voyage, 1825-1826 (Norris as senior commander) to the Southern Atlantic and the discovery of Bouvetøa.
George Norris collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 George Norris
- Dates of Creation1825-1826
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionExpedition material
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
George Norris commanded Sprightly on the British Sealing Voyage (from London), 1825-1826, accompanied by Lively, both of which were owned by the sealing and whaling concern, Enderby Brothers. He rediscovered Bouvetøa on 10 December 1825, naming it Liverpool Island and taking possession for King George IV. They also reported signs of volcanic activity and two further islands, neither of which now exists.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events,(1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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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