Mill, polar papers

Scope and Content

  • MS 1537/2/5/17;D Testimonial for Ernest Henry Shackleton, 30 November 1903 [As secretary of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society]
  • MS 215/6;D Notes on exploration of the Beaufont sea, 22 June 1921 [Suggested plans for and expedition by Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton which did not eventuate] 8 leaves, holograph
  • MS 215/5;D Notes on suggestions for the Quest, 6 August 1921 [Accompanied by a map originally published in Geographical Journal, volume 24 number 2 1904] 15 leaves
  • MS 1591/30/1;D Notes on Shackleton's Last Voyage, 28 December 1922, 4 leaves, holograph
  • MS 367/3/1;D Notes on sources used for The life of Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (London, Heinemann, 1923) [Letters, papers etc] holograph
  • MS 367/3/2;D Note, 14 June 1925 [Regarding a conversation about Shackleton with Admiral Sir Reginald Skelton on 13 June 1925] holograph
  • MS 367/23;ER A collection of unpublished documents relating to the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 and the royal geographical society, 1938 [Preserved by Sir John Scott Keltie and collated by Mill with explanatory note] 1 volume
  • MS 95;BJ Catalogue of books on the Antarctic regions, May 1941 [Books collected by Mill and arranged according to subject] 1 volume

Administrative / Biographical History

The notes relate to polar explorers and expeditions covering both the Arctic and Antarctic. A large part of the notes relate to The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton, published in 1924.