The collection comprises of material relating to the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott)
Harry Dickason collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Harry Dickason
- Dates of Creation1912
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionExpedition material
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Harry Dickason was born in 1885. A Royal Navy petty officer, he joined the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) as Able Seaman. The expedition spent two winters at Cape Evans on Ross Island. Extensive scientific investigations and exploration was conducted along the coast of Victoria Land and on the Ross Ice Shelf. Dickason served with the Northern Party, led by Victor Campbell. This party spent the first year at Cape Adare and the second year exploring and sledging along the Victoria Land coast. When the expedition ship Terra Nova was unable to rendezvous with the party they wintered for seven months in a snow cave on Inexpressible Island without adequate supplies before returning safely to the base at Cape Evans. Dickason was awarded the polar medal for his part in the expedition. He died in 1943.
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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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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 and Encyclopaedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans ed. Bernard Stonehouse, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester (2002) ISBN 0471986658 SPRI Library (7) and SPRI indexes.
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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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