Bassett, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 1591/1/11/2;D Telegram to Alexander Hepburne Macklin, Winnipeg 12 May 1921 [Informs that he has cabled Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton and that he would expect that expedition is definitely off this year] holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition, 1921-1922 (leader Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton) was to sail along previously unvisited stretches of the Antarctic continent. Quest arrived in South Georgia in January 1922 where Shackleton died on 5 January. The expedition continued under John Robert Francis [Frank] Wild's command visiting the South Shetland Islands, Gough Island and Tristan da Cunha. The expedition proved the non-existence of New South Greenland. Shackleton was buried in the whalers' graveyard at Grytviken, South Georgia.



Related Material

The Institute holds an archival collection for both Macklin and Shackleton, see also SPRI collection GB 015 Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition for more information relating to this expedition.