Smith, British Exploring Expedition, 1881-1882

Scope and Content

  • MS 300/5-6;SL Log books (2), 28 November 1881 to 3 August 1882 [After loss of Eira] 2 volumes, holograph
  • MS 301/2;BJ Diary, 1881 [Brief entries] 1 volume, manuscript
  • MS 301/32;BJ Notes, 1881-1882 [Voyage of Eira, including journal extracts and map] 1 volume

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Exploring Expedition, 1881-1882 (led by Leigh Smith) sailed from Peterhead. Sailing to Zemlya Frantsa-Iosifa expedition ship Eira encountered ice. During a visit to Mys Flora the ship was sunk and the crew were forced to winter on the island.



Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material relating to this expedition see SPRI collections GB 015 Barbara Bodichon, GB 015 Isabella Blythe, GB 015 Magnus Giver, GB 014 William Lofley, GB 015 William Baxter and GB 015 W H Neale