British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913

Scope and Content

  • MS 880/1-4;SP Plans of the Terra Nova [General arrangement, rigging, mid ship section, storage for coals and provisions] 4 sheets, photocopies
  • MS 636;SL Transcripts of registration for transmission to the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen. Forms number 19 and 20, 1885-1914 with notes on cancellation of certificate in December 1944. 16 leaves, photocopies
  • ms 1453/13;d financial appeals (3), 1909-1911, and statement of funds, 16 february 1910 [1,carbon copy a appeal to the chancellor exchequer] 10 leaves, typescript printed
  • MS 1338/33;SL Signal log book of the Terra Nova, 8 January 1910 to 17 October 1910, 1 volume
  • MS 129;SL Agreement and account of the crew, 30 May 1910 [Containing signatures of Officers, scientists and crew of the Terra Nova 14 leaves
  • MS 290/1-3;D Autographs of members of the expedition, Cardiff, 1910
  • MS 280/12/1-3;SL Log books (3) of the Terra Nova, 1 June 1910 to 14 June 1914, 3 volumes
  • MS 280/13/1-8;SL Deck Log books (8) of the Terra Nova, 1 June 1910 to 14 June 1914 8 volumes
  • MS 280/14;SL Rough meteorological log, 16 June 1910 to 11 October 1910 1 volume
  • MS 280/15/1-5;SL Meteorological log books (5) 30 November 1910 to 13 June 1913, 5 volumes
  • MS 761/8/12;D Statement of account, 29 July [1912] [Sent to Sir Edgar Spyer by auditors] 15 leaves, Xerox of typed copy
  • MS 1453/56;D Letter to Herbert Ponting, 23 June 1913 [Unsigned copy of a letter concerning Ponting's exploitation of his Antarctic film material] 2 leaves, typescript (carbon)
  • MS 1453/30;D Miscellaneous stores lists, 56 leaves, holograph and typescript
  • MS 1453/14;D Plan of the hut at Cape Evans, not dated, 1 sheet (40x23cm)
  • MS 1428;sledge plans Diagram of a mileage recorder, or sledge meter wheel, used on the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-13, full size, 1 sheet
  • MS 1453/38;BPC Album of press cuttings concerning the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913; 3 October 1911 to September 1912. 1 volume
  • MS 1453/39/1-2;BPC Albums (2) of press cuttings concerning the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913, October 1909 to April 1913, 2 volumes
  • MS 1453/40;BPC Album of press cuttings covering the aftermath of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913, 1 volume
  • MS 280/28/1-7;ER Files of the Expedition, 1910-1913, including material acquired by the Institute, 1920-1961, 7 volumes, holograph, print and typescript

Administrative / Biographical History

The collection comprises of plans of the expedition ship Terra Nova, press cuttings, log books and information on the expedition personnel including agreements and autographs.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Alternative Form Available

MS 880/1-4;SP is a copy.

Related Material

The Institute holds over a hundred archival collections containing material relating to this expedition these include collections for the following expedition members, GB 015 George Abbott, GB 015 W W Archer, GB 015 Edward Leicester Atkinson, GB 015 Henry Bowers, GB 015 Frank Browning, GB 015 Wilfred Bruce, GB 015 Victor Campbell, GB 015 Alfred Cheetham, GB 015 Apsley Cherry-Garrard, GB 015 Thomas Crean, GB 015 Francis Davis, GB 015 Bernard Day, GB 015 Frank Debenham, GB 015 Frank Dickason, GB 015 Francis Drake, GB 015 Edgar Evans, GB 015 Edward RGR Evans, GB 015 Dmitriy Girev, GB 015 Tryggve Gran, GB 015 Patrick Keohane, GB 015 William Lashly, GB 015 George Levick, GB 015 Dennis Lillie, GB 015 John Mather, GB 015 Cecil Meares, GB 015 Edward Nelson, GB 015 Lawrence Oates, GB 015 James Paton, GB 015 Harry Pennell, GB 015 Herbert Ponting, GB 015 Sir Raymond Priestley, GB 015 Henry Rennick, GB 015 Robert Falcon Scott, GB 015 George Simpson, GB 015 Thomas Griffith Taylor, GB 015 Thomas Williamson, GB 015 Edward Wilson and GB 015 Sir Charles Wright.

Other collections include those of expedition family members such as GB 015 Kathleen Scott, GB 015 Caroline Oates, GB 015 Oriana Wilson.

Location of Originals

MS 880/1-4;SP Originals in National Maritime Museum (1982)

Geographical Names