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Oxford University Ellesmere Island expedition, 1934-1935 collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Oxford University Ellesmere Island Expedition
- Dates of Creation1934-1935
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionExpedition material (10 volumes)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Oxford University Ellesmere Island Expedition, 1934-1935 (leader Noel Humphreys) sailed from London in the Norwegian sealer Signalhorn. The expedition undertook work in North Grant Land, Grinnell Land, Western and Eastern Ellesmere Land and Bache Peninsula.
Expedition members Humphreys leader and surveyor, Edward Shackleton expedition organiser and assistant surveyor, A W Morris photographer and biologist, H W Stallworthy of the royal Canadian Mounted Police, Robert Bentham, geologist and David Haig-Thomas ornithologist
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Exploring Polar Frontiers, a historical encyclopaedia by William Mills, San Diego and Oxford, 2003 and The Scottish Geographical Magazine July 1937 volume 53
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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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