Bruce, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 301/7/1-3;D Letters (3) to Benjamin Leigh Smith, July 1877 to April 1881 [Regarding vessel Diana and Newfoundland seal catches] 3 leaves, autograph

Administrative / Biographical History

Benjamin Leigh Smith embarked on his first voyage to the Arctic in 1871 when he sailed in the ketch Samson to Svalbard on the British Exploring Expedition, reaching latitude 81° 24 minutes North and making accurate surveys of several small islands for the first time.



Related Material

The Institute holds an archival collection for Benjamin Leigh Smith