Conway, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 70/1-3;D Letters (3) to Edmund Garwood, 3 April 1897 to 15 September 1898 [Regarding Spitsbergen expeditions] 6 leaves, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1896, Edmund Garwood accompanied the British Exploring Expedition (leader Sir William Conway) to Spitsbergen where he studied glaciological phenomena and geology. For this work, he was awarded the Gill Memorial Fund by the Royal Geographical Society and the Wollaston Fund by the Geological Society of London.

Garwood returned north the following year on the British Exploring Expedition (leader Sir William Conway), a privately financed venture for geographical and geological exploration in interior Spitsbergen. At the end of July, Garwood and the assistant Nielsen ascended Nielsenfjellet to survey the scene inland, later setting off inland up the Kongsvegen glacier. They ascended the glacier to the vicinity of Kongsfjella, then turned back to examine the vicinity of Tre Kroner before finally returning to Kongsfjorden. Conway named the region of this exploration King James Land (now James I Land).



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The Institute holds an archival collection for Edmund Garwood