Bodichon, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 653;D Letter to Benjamin Leigh Smith, 21 August [1882] [Welcome back from Russian Arctic] holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

Benjamin Leigh Smith was born on 12 March 1828 at Whatlington, Sussex. He embarked on his first voyage to the Arctic in 1871 when he sailed to Svalbard on the British Exploring Expedition, In 1880 he took Eira to explore Svalbard and Russian Arctic waters, exploring 176 km of new coast in Zemlya Frantsa-Iosifa. He returned to extend the exploration of Zemlya Frantsa-Iosifa on the British Exploring Expedition, 1881-1882.



Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material relating to the British Exploring Expedition, 18181-1882 see SPRI collections GB 15 Benjamin Leigh Smith, GB 15 Isabella Blythe, GB 15 Magnes Giver, GB 15 William Lofley and GB 15 William Baxter