Jackson, Arctic expeditions

Scope and Content

  • MS 419/1-7;MSM Original maps and charts, 1893 to 1897 [Zemlya Frantsa-Iosifa] 7 sheets
  • MS 287/26;D Notes on the birds of Franz Josef land, 1894-1897, 26 leaves, holograph
  • MS 287/30;D Geography and history of exploration of Zemlya Frantsa-Iosifa, [1894], 10 leaves, typescript
  • MS 287/34/2;D Agreement, 2 March 1894 [For Karl Blomkvist to join the expedition] 4 leaves
  • MS 287/1/1-3;BJ Journals (3), 11 July 1894 to 2 September 1897 [Including lists of game captured] 3 volumes, holograph
  • MS 287/34/1;D Agreement, 21 November 1894 [For John William Heyward to join the expedition] 4 leaves
  • MS 287/14;D Directions, 1895 [Copied by Dr March]
  • MS 287/32;D Menu, 1 January 1895, holograph
  • MS 287/2/1-5;BJ Journals, 16 April 1895 to 23 May 1897 [Sledging and field notes] 5 volumes, holograph
  • MS 287/11/4;D Note (copy) to Captain A Schlosshauer, 23 May 1895 [Regarding lime juice] holograph
  • MS 287/29;D Leaders report, 1896-1897 [Given to Reuters Agency in September 1897] 8 leaves
  • MS 287/16/1-3;SP Sledge Plans (3) [Sledge to be man-hauled, eight horde sledge, harnesses] 3 plans

Administrative / Biographical History

The Jackson-Harmsworth Arctic Expedition, 1894-1897 (leader Frederick George Jackson) spent three years in Franz Joseph Land. Sledging expeditions were undertaken and the expedition met the Fridtjof Nansen of the Norwegian North Polar Expedition, 1893-1896 (leader Fridtjof Nansen) on 17 June 1896.



Alternative Form Available

MS 1171/20;MJ is a copy

Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material relating to the Jackson Harmsworth Expedition see the expedition collection for a full list

Location of Originals

MS 1171/20;MJ Dartmouth College Library, Hanover New Hampshire USA (1982)


This is the substance or adaptation of 'A note on the geography of Franz Josef Land' by Montefiore in Geographical Journal (1894) volume 2 number 6 p492-497


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