The collection comprises of material relating to the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), correspondence with particular mention of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1955-1958 and papers on polar matters
Geoffrey Miles Clifford collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Geoffrey Miles Clifford
- Dates of Creation1947-1970
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionExpedition material (191 leaves) correspondence (18 leaves) papers (21 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Geoffrey Miles Clifford was born in 1879. He served as Governor to the Falkland Islands and Dependencies from 1946. He was involved with the committee of management of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1955-1958 (leader Vivian Fuchs) He died in February 1986
The collection is split into three sub-fonds comprising of expedition material (FIDS), correspondence and papers respectively
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events by Robert Keith Headland (1 December 2001) Cambridge University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
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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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