Doorly, British Relief Expeditions

Scope and Content

  • MS 575/6;MJ Journal, 9 July 1902 to 1 April 1904 [Kept on board Morning during both expeditions, with newspaper cuttings and letter from Louis Charles Bernacchi regarding the polar exhibition (London 1930) dated 19 September 1930 at end of volume II] holograph, microfilm
  • MS 1518/5/1;D Letter to Michael Barne [Written on board Morning, enquiring after Barne's eye trouble, commenting on state of ice with sketch of iceberg, taken from diary volume IV (see MS 1518/4;D)]
  • MS 1518/5/2;D Letter to Michael Barne, 14 February 1904 [Written on board Morning, describing latest events, taken from diary volume IV (see MS 1518/4;D)]

Administrative / Biographical History

The steam yacht Morning undertook two relief expeditions to the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 (leader Robert Falcon Scott). The first 1902-1903 was organised by the Royal Geographical Society, the second, 1903-1904 by the Royal Navy. On the second voyage the steam yacht Terra Nova was also involved. Doorly, serving on board the Morning took part in both expeditions.



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 these expeditions. The catalogue can be searched on line by going to the Picture Library Database and selecting the Enter Polar Pictures link.

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material relating to these expeditions, see SPRI collection GB 015 British Relief Expeditions, 1902-1903 and 1903-1904 for more information.

Additional Information

MS 575/6;MJ Originals in Mitchell Library, part of the State Library New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 1960, (reference. A3298 - A33000) (1982)