Beaumont, British Arctic Expedition

Scope and Content

  • MS 725;BJ Journal pages, 1875-1876 [Including a copy of part or all of a letter to Captain Henry F Stephenson, 12 July 1876 from Polaris Bay, other material is provisionally dated as 12 July to 9 August 1875] 23 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1332/4;D Instructions to Lieutenant R B Fulford, 12 July 1876 [Written at Polaris Bay ordering him back to Discovery with despatches for Captain Stephenson] 2 leaves, holograph (Xerox)
  • MS 652/1-4;D Records (4) deposited during the expedition and recovered by the Unites States International Polar Year Expedition, 1881-1884 (leader A W Greely)]
  • MS 652/5-8;D Records (4) deposited during the expedition and recovered by the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition, 1881-1884 (A W Greely)] 10 leaves, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Arctic Expedition, 1875-1876 (leader George Strong Nares) was sent by the Admiralty and explored the Greenland coast. (Two ships, HMS Alert and HMS Discovery were dispatched). Beaumont was senior lieutenant on board the HMS Discovery under Henry Frederick Stephenson.



Related Material

The Scott Polar Research Institute holds a number of photographs, film and other illustrative material in the Picture Library, some of which covers this expedition. The catalogue can be searched on line by going to the Picture Library Database and selecting the Enter Polar Pictures link.

There are several archival collections held by the Institute on this expedition, it is hoped that they will be made available on the HUB in due course.