Davis, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 1432/1-5;D Letters (2) and telegrams (3) to Balfour Currie, 8 September [1928] to 30 March [Informal letters presenting account of activities] 16 leaves, holograph and typescript

Administrative / Biographical History

The United States Antarctic Expedition, 1928-1930 (leader Richard Byrd). From a base at 'Little America' in the Bay of Whales, a series of exploratory flights were made over and beyond King Edward VII Land, during which the Rockefeller Mountains, Edsel Ford Ranges (now Ford Ranges) and Marie Byrd Land were discovered. Laurence McKinley Gould, chief scientist and second-in-command, led dog-sledging parties to study the geology of the Rockefeller and Queen Maud Mountains.



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The Institute holds an archival collection for the expedition leader Richard Byrd