Stephenson, British International Polar Year Expedition

Scope and Content

  • MS 432/2;BJ Journal, 14 May 1932 to 4 October 1933, 1 volume, typescript copy
  • MS 432/3/1-2;D Letters (2) to family, 11 and 21 August 1932 [Written during expedition] typescript copies

Administrative / Biographical History

The British International Polar Year Expedition, 1932-1933 (leader James Stagg) carried out meteorological, terrestrial magnetism and aurora research at Fort Rea in Canada. This expedition was one of a series, which took place in the diamond jubilee year (the first International Polar Year expeditions having taken place in the 1882-1883 season).




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