The collection comprises of correspondence by Mrs MacKay to W L McKinlay
M Forbes MacKay collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 M Forbes MacKay
- Dates of Creation1925
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (11 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
M Forbes MacKay was the mother of Alister Forbes MacKay (1877-1914) who served a s surgeon on the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 (leader Ernest Henry Shackleton). In March 1908, he was a member of the party making the first ascent of Mount Erebus (3794 metres).
The correspondence to McKinlay is arranged chronologically
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference Exploring Polar Frontiers, a historical encyclopaedia by William Mills, San Diego and Oxford, 2003 and Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events by Robert Keith Headland (1 December 2001) Cambridge University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 and Encyclopaedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans ed. Bernard Stonehouse, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester (2002) ISBN 0471986658 SPRI Library (7)
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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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