The collection comprises of material relating to the British Naval Franklin Search Expedition, 1852-1854 (leader Henry Kellett) and the other Franklin search expeditions that were in the Arctic at the same time (notably the British Naval Franklin Search Expedition, 1852-1854 leader William Pullen)
Robert Charles Scott collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Robert Charles Scott
- Dates of Creation1852-1854
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionExpedition material (1 microfilm, 3 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Robert Charles Scott served as assistant surgeon in HMS Intrepid under Francis Leopold McClintock on the British Naval Franklin Search Expedition, 1852-1854 (leader Henry Kellett), instructed by the Admiralty to search for the British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1848 (leader Sir John Franklin) in the region of Melville Island in company with HMS Resolute.
In the autumn of 1852, Scott accompanied McClintock on a sledge journey across Melville Island, laying depots in preparation for longer sledge journeys the following year. After the expedition, he served as staff surgeon in HMS Clyde, the naval reserve at Aberdeen.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Arctic, exploration and development c500 BC to 1915, an encyclopaedia by Clive Holland Garland Publishing, London (1994) and Exploring Polar Frontiers, a historical encyclopaedia by William Mills San Diego and Oxford, 2003 and British polar exploration and research a historical and medallic record with biographies 1818-1999 by Lieutenant Colonel Neville W. Poulsom and Rear Admiral John A L Myres, Savannah Publications London (2000) SPRI Library Shelf 737.2
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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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