The collection comprises of material relating to the Cambridge East Greenland Expedition, 1926 (leader James Mann Wordie) and maps created after the expedition from surveys made.
Gordon Manley collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Gordon Manley
- Dates of Creation1926-1928
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical DescriptionExpedition material (1 volume, 5 sheets)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Gordon Manley was born on 3 January 1902 in Douglas, Isle of Man. He studied engineering at Manchester University, later reading geography under Professor Frank Debenham at Cambridge University. In 1925, he joined the Meteorological Office, and the following year served on the Cambridge East Greenland Expedition (leader James Mann Wordie). The party spent the summer surveying the coastline of the Franz Josefs Fjord area of east Greenland. After the expedition, he taught at the universities of Birmingham and Durham before returning to Cambridge as university lecturer and demonstrator in 1939. Between 1945 and 1946, he served as president of the Royal Meteorological Society. In 1948, Manley was appointed the first professor of geography at Bedford College, London, where he remained until 1964 when he appointed to the chair of environmental sciences at Lancaster University. Retiring in 1968, he became emeritus professor and research associate at Lancaster. He died in Cambridge on 29 January 1980.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Arctic, exploration and development c500 BC to 1915, an encyclopaedia by Clive Holland, Garland Publishing, London (1994) and Exploring Polar Frontiers, a historical encyclopaedia by William Mills, San Diego and Oxford, 2003 and 'Professor Gordon Manley' by Ray Bradley in Polar Record volume 20 number 125 May 1980 p181 and Who was who, 1971-1980, Adam and Charles Black London (1989)
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Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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