- MS 1537/3/1;BJ Diary, 15 February 1909 to 9 March 1909, holograph
Forbes Mackay, British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909
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- ReferenceGB 15 Alister Forbes Mackay/British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909
- Dates of Creation15 February 1909-9 March 1909
- Name of Creator
- Physical DescriptionDiary
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 (leader Ernest Henry Shackleton) sailed south on board Nimrod. A shore party of 15 set up base on the Antarctic continent; they discovered nearly 500km of the Transantarctic Mountains flanking the Ross Ice Shelf. A party climbed Mount Erebus (3794 m), Ross Island. A southern party consisting of Shackleton, Jameson Adams, Eric Marshall and Frank Wild found a route up the Beardmore Glacier and sledged to within 180km of the pole.
A second party sledged to he region of the South Magnetic pole and exploration of the area around the Ferrar Glacier was also conducted.
Alternative Form Available
A copy of this diary was made by the Fishers during the writing of their biography on Shackleton and can be found amongst the Fisher papers at the Institute, reference MS 1456/7