- MS 1253;MJ Diaries (7), 31 December 1901 to 7 November 1903 [Including sledge journey over the Larsen Ice Shelf, October to November 1902 in volume IV and notebook on preparations for the expedition in volume VII] 7 volumes, microfilm
Nordenskjld, Swedish South Polar Expedition
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- ReferenceGB 15 Nils Otto Nordenskjld/Swedish South Polar Expedition
- Dates of Creation1901-1903
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialSwedish.
- Physical Description7 diaries. The diaries are on microfilm.
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Swedish South Polar Expedition, 1901-1903 (led by Nordenskjld) mapped the unknown gap between Gerlache Strait and Orlans Channel, discovered and mapped Antarctic Sound and Crown Prince Gustav Channel, proved that Dumont d'Urville's Louis Philippe Land (now Trinity Peninsula) was part of the Antarctic Peninsula.
During the winter of 1902 the ship Antarctic (Captain Carl Anton Larsen) visited Terra del Fuego, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. Three men wintered at Hope Bay in 1903 while a shore party of 6 wintered on Snow Hill Island in 1902 and 1903.
The expedition ship, Antarctic was crushed in pack ice of Erebus and Terror Bay in February 1903 leaving three parties stranded. The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902-1904 (leader William Speirs Bruce) was preparing to search for the survivors when news arrived that they had been rescued by the Argentine naval vessel Uruguay, November 1903.
Location of Originals
MS 1253;MJ Originals in Kunglia Vetemskapsadamien, Stockholm, Sweden (1982)