Geoffrey Clifford FIDS papers

Scope and Content

  • MS 1507/1/2; Personal Diary, 21 March to 19 April 1947 [Tour of the Dependencies with map showing Bases in FID, 1947] 15 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1507/1/3; Personal Diary, 13 January to 9 March 1948 [1st, 2nd and 3rd visits to the Dependencies, snip track chart for 1st an 2nd Antarctic cruises (January to February 1948)] 25 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1507/1/7; Address to ships company, 8 March 1948 [HMS Nigeria] 4 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1507/1/11; Personal Diary, 7 March to 10 April 1949 [3rd Southern journey, including track chart] 24 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1507/1/13; personal Diary, 16 January to 22 February 1950 [2nd Southern voyage, including track chart of John Biscoe, 1949-1950] 36 leaves, typescript
  • Ms 1507/1/16; Sailing orders, 7 February 1950 [From John Biscoe, second southern voyage, part 2] typescript
  • MS 1507/1/22; Naval message to Reuter London Press Collect, February 1950 [Regarding the relief of Base E]
  • MS 1507/1/27; Formal report to Secretary of State for the Colonies, 17 April 1950 [Regarding the relief of Base E, including newspaper clippings, annotations and corrections] 8 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1507/1/31; Report to Secretary of State for the Colonies, (Oliver Lyttleton), 10 February 1952 [Review of circumstances found during visit to Hope Bay] 3 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1507/1/32; Personal diary, 30 January to 9 February 1952 [The Hope Bay incident including 2 plans of Hope Bay and covering note to Sir John Martin at the Colonial Office, 6 June 1952] typescript
  • MS 1507/1/33; Personal diary, 309 March to 17 April 1952 [3rd Southern voyage] 15 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1507/1/34; Personal diary, 5 May to 9 May 1952 [Visit to South Georgia] 5 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1507/1/35; Paper submitted to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, (Oliver Lyttleton) 14 June 1952 [Proposed programme of work for the FIDS for 1953, including map of base in the FID 1952] 8 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1507/1/36; Draft minutes, 16 July 1952 [15th meeting of the FID Scientific Committee] 4 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1507/1/37; Draft minutes, 16 September 1952 [FID Scientific Committee] 6 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1507/1/48; Personal diary, 16 November to 30 November 1953 [Last trip South in HMS Nereida] 21 leaves, manuscript

Administrative / Biographical History

The diaries cover Clifford's time as Governor and Commander of the Falkland Islands and Dependencies

Arrangement

Chronological

Related Material

The Scott Polar Research Institute holds a number of photographs, film and other illustrative material in the Picture Library, some of which covers Clifford's time in the Antarctic. The catalogue can be searched on line by going to the Picture Library Database and selecting the Enter Polar Pictures link.