King, papers

Scope and Content

  • MS 1593;D Miscellaneous letters to Harry G. King, 1964-1992 [Regarding printing, contents and numbers of Aurora Australis in existence] holograph
  • MS 1166;BJ Account, 3 January to 10 April 1976 [Visit to the Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand] 1 volume, typescript

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to the Aurora Australis, printed during the winter of 1908 during the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 (leader Ernest Henry Shackleton). This was the first book to be published on the Antarctic continent, edited by Shackleton and containing contributions by expedition members the material was bound in venesta boards from the expedition's packing cases.

The correspondence relates to the number of copies still in existence between 1964 and 1994, the account relates to polar manuscripts available in New Zealand in 1976.



Related Material

The Institute holds over fifty archival collections containing material relating to the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909, see SPRI collection GB 015 British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 for more information.

For information on material available at other New Zealand and Australian institutions see SPRI collection for Ann Savours.

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