Foster, British Naval Expedition

Scope and Content

  • MS 1191;D Remarks on South Shetland Islands, 1828-1831 [Written during voyage of HMS Chanticleer, memoir to accompany chart] 6 leaves, holograph (Xerox)
  • MS 514;D Chart, western South Shetland, January to February 1829 [Constructed from combined observations of Commander H Foster and Lieutenant E N Kendall] photocopy

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Naval Expedition, 1828-1831 (Captain Henry Foster) visited Isla de los Estados and the South Shetland Islands charting Deception Island. On mainland Antarctica part of the Palmer coast was roughly charted and surveys were made of Isla de los Estados and southern Terra del Fuego. After Fosters death in Panama, Horatio Thomas Austin took command.



Related Material

See SPRI collection GB 015 Joseph Kay for additional material on this expedition.

The Scott Polar Research Institute holds a number of photographs, film and other illustrative material in the Picture Library, some of which covers this expedition. The catalogue can be searched on line by going to the Picture Library Database and selecting the Enter Polar Pictures link.

Additional Information

The originals held by the British Admiralty, Hydrographic Department (1982)

Personal Names