Shurley correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 925/1-2;D Letter to Cortez F Enloe, 5 January 1970 [Comments on 'Inexpressible island' an article by Sir Raymond Priestley and on the dreams and the survival of the Northern Party, British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913, including covering letter from Enloe to Gorden De Quetteville Robin, 15 January 1970] 5 leaves, typescript

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to the Northern Party of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott). Under the command of Victor Campbell, six men (Abbott, Browning, Dickason, Murray, Levick and Priestley) spent the first year at Cape Adare and the second year exploring and sledging along the Victoria Land coast. When Terra Nova was unable to relive the party they wintered for seven months in a snow cave on Inexpressible Island without adequate supplies before returning safely to the base at Cape Evans.

Related Material

The Institute holds over a hundred archival collections containing material relating to this expedition, including collections for all members of the Northern Party, see SPRI collection GB 015 British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 for more information.