Smith, British Exploring Expedition, 1871

Scope and Content

  • MS 300/1;D Original agreement and account of crew of the yacht Samson of Cowes for his first Arctic voyage 1871

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Exploring Expedition, 1871, led by Benjamin Leigh Smith to Svalbard. Sailing in Samson in 1871 the expedition attained a furthest north of 81°.



Related Material

The Institute holds an archival collection for Herbert Chermside, which contains material relating to this expedition.

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