Douglas, Discovery Investigations

Scope and Content

  • MS 938/2;BJ Rough log, January 1936 [Mission to rescue Ellsworth and Kenyon from the Ellsworth Expedition, 1935-1936 after their trans-Antarctic flight] 54 leaves, holograph
  • MS 938/3;D Report, January 1936 [On relief flight to Ellsworth and Kenyon] 8 leaves, holograph (photocopy)

Administrative / Biographical History

The Discovery Investigations were a series of oceanographical voyages which included hydrographic surveys and laboratory work. During the 1935-1936 voyage of RSS Discovery II news arrived that Lincoln Elsworth and Herbert Hollick-Kenyon (Ellsworth Expedition, 1935-1936) required relief from the Ross Sea where their aircraft had been damaged.



Related Material

The Institute holds several collections relating to the various voyages on the Discovery Investigations.