The collection comprises of material relating to the Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition, 1921-1922 (leader Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton).
Norman Mooney collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Norman Mooney
- Dates of Creation1921
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionExpedition material (4 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Norman Erlend Mooney was born in the Orkney Islands, Scotland. He was educated at Kirkwall Secondary School and was a patrol leader in the second Orkneys scout troop when he was selected along with James William Slesser Marr for the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition, 1921-1922 (leader Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton), serving as cabin-boy in Quest.
Setting out from London on 17 September 1921, the expedition reached Madeira the following month where Mooney and J.C. Bee Mason, the photographer and cinematographer, were put ashore due to seasickness, later returning to Britain.
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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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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 and Scouts of The Quest, their life stories; my life by Norman Erlend Mooney in Young Britain (October 1921) number 122 SPRI Library Shelf Pam 91(08)(7)[1921-1922] and Into the frozen south by James William Slesser Marr, Cassell and Company, London (1923) SPRI Library Shelf (7)91(08)[1921-1922]
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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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