The collection comprises of material created during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, [Ross Sea Party], 1914-1917 and correspondence with the geographer and meteorologist Hugh Robert Mill.
Andrew Keith Jack collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Andrew Keith Jack
- Dates of Creation1914 - 1938
- Name of Creator
- Physical DescriptionExpedition material (136 leaves, 2 microfilm) and correspondence (4 leaves)
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Administrative / Biographical History
Andrew Keith Jack was born in Australia in 1885. He joined the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition [Ross Sea Party], 1914-1917 (Captains Mackintosh and Stenhouse), organised by Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton to meet his Weddell Sea Party. Jack was meteorologist and physicist with the Ross Sea Party and also took part in early depot-laying journeys.
During the First World War he became head of the munitions establishment at Maribyrnong. After the war he remained in munitions, becoming secretary of the Operational Safety Committee of the Australian Department of Munitions Supply. He retired in 1950 and died on 26 September 1966.
The collection is split into two sub-fonds, covering the expedition and correspondence with Mill respectively.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to The Polar Record (January 1967) volume 13, number 85, p492 and Encyclopaedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans ed. Bernard Stonehouse, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester (2002) ISBN 0471986658 SPRI Library (7) and Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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
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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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