Hampton British Graham Land Expedition, 1934-1937

Scope and Content

  • MS 1533/1/1;D Diary, 9 January 1935 to 19 April 1935 [Deception Island] 1 volume
  • MS 1533/1/2;D Diary, 1 January 1935 to 10 March 1836 [Deception Island] Typescript
  • MS 1533/1/3;BJ Diary, March 1936 to 23 February [1937]
  • MS 1533/2/2;BJ G-AAUR Engine log book, undated [Gipsy used by expedition, in pocket at back a Civil Aircraft Inspection Record, despatch note, de Havilland RGS, 28 June 1930, certificate of registration of Aircraft number 2434, 5 March 1930]

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Graham Land Expedition, 1934-1937 (leader John Rymill) spent three years exploring the area of the Antarctic peninsula which at that time was thought to be an island. A De Havilland Fox Moth aircraft was used for depot laying an Arial reconnaissance while dog teams carried out exploration. Bases were set up at Argentine Islands and Debenham Islands. A broad scientific programme was conducted and the expedition proved that channels sighted by Wilkins and Ellsworth did not exist and that Graham Land was part of the Antarctic mainland

Arrangement

Chronological

Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material relating to this expedition see SPRI collection GB 015 British Graham Land Expedition, 1934-1937 for more details