- MS 303;ER Index of air photographs, 1934-1937 [Including descriptions of features identified with place names] 1 volume
Brown, British Graham Land Expedition
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- ReferenceGB 15 Colin Brown/British Graham Land Expedition
- Dates of Creation1934-1937
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- Physical Description1 volume
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Administrative / Biographical History
The British Graham Land Expedition, 1934-1937 (leader John Rymill) spent three years exploring the area of the Antarctic peninsula which at that time was thought to be an island. A De Havilland Fox Moth aircraft was used for depot laying an aria reconnaissance while dog teams carried out exploration. Bases were set up at Argentine Islands and Debenham Islands. A broad scientific programme was conducted and the expedition proved that channels sighted by Wilkins and Ellsworth did not exist and that Graham Land was part of the Antarctic mainland.
The Scott Polar Research Institute holds a number of photographs, film and other illustrative material in the Picture Library, some of which covers this expedition. The catalogue can be searched on line by going to the Picture Library Database and selecting the Enter Polar Pictures link.