The collection comprises of material relating to the British Antarctic Expedition, 1898-1900 (leader Carsten Egeberg Borchgrevink).
Axel Melby collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Axel Melby
- Dates of Creation1900
- Name of Creator
- Physical DescriptionExpedition material (1 volume)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Axel Melby served on the British Antarctic Expedition, 1898-1900, sailing on the expedition ship Southern Cross. While ten men remained on the continent for the winter 1899 winter, Melby returned with the ship.
The collection is arranged chronologically.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0521309034
Other Finding Aids
Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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