- MS 600/3;MJ Journal, 1839-1843 [Kept during the expedition with illustration] microfilm
- MS 600/6;MJ Journal and letters addressed to his father, mother and friends [Written during voyages made in HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. Portions of the journals kept during the expedition, 1839-1843. The volume contains copies of the letters and journal entries all in the same hand] microfilm
Hooker, British Naval Expedition
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 15 Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker/British Naval Expedition
- Dates of Creation1839 - 1905
- Name of Creator
- Physical Description2 journals and letters. The journals and letters are on 2 microfilms.
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The British Naval Expedition, 1839-1843 (James Clark Ross captain of HMS Erebus and Francis Crozier captain of HMS Terror) circumnavigated Antarctica, charted part of the coast of Victoria Land, discovered Ross Island and the Ross Ice Shelf. The voyage was designed primarily to conduct magnetic observations in the Southern Hemisphere. The expedition visited or sighted a number of islands including the South Shetland Islands, Prince Edward Islands, Iles Crozet, Iles Kerguelen (where a magnetic observatory was established), Auckland Islands, Campbell Island, Falkland Islands and Tierra del Fuego. A geophysical observatory was established in Hobart with the Governor's (Sir John Franklin) co-operation.
The collection relates primarily to the botanical collections and observations made during the expedition.
Alternative Form Available
These are copies.
Location of Originals
MS 600/3;MJ and MS 600/6;MJ are in the library of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England (1982)