Julan Irzar collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection comprises of correspondence by Irzar to the polar explorer William Speirs Bruce regarding to the voyage of the Uruguay during the Argentine Relief Expedition, 1903 (Captained by Irzar) which rescued member of the Swedish South Polar Expedition, 1901-1903 (leader Nils Otto Nordenskjld).

Administrative / Biographical History

Julan Irzar was born in Argentina in 1869. He was serving as the Argentine naval attach in London when he was chosen in 1903 to lead an Argentine relief expedition in the corvette Uruguay, sent by the Argentine Navy to search for the Swedish South Polar Expedition, 1901-1903 (leader Nils Otto Nordenskjld). Uruguay rescued the Snow Hill Island and Paulet Island parties, bringing them back safely to Buenos Aires.

Irzar retired from the Argentine Navy in 1932 and died in 1935.

Arrangement

The correspondence is arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access

By appointment.

Some materials deposited at the Institute are NOT owned by the Institute. In such cases the archivist will advise about any requirements imposed by the owner. These may include seeking permission to read, extended closure, or other specific conditions.

Note

Anyone wishing to consult material should ensure they note the entire MS reference and the name of the originator.

The term holograph is used when the item is wholly in the handwriting of the author. The term autograph is used when the author has signed the item.

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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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 Mi Ciudadela and South Pole.com

Other Finding Aids

Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.

Additional finding aids are available at the Institute.

Conditions Governing Use

Copying material by photography, electrostat, or scanning device by readers is prohibited. The Institute may be able to provide copies of some documents on request for lodgement in publicly available repositories. This is subject to conservation requirements, copyright law, and payment of fees.

Copyright restrictions apply to most material. The copyright may lie outside the Institute and, if so, it is necessary for the reader to seek appropriate permission to consult, copy, or publish any such material. (The Institute does not seek this permission on behalf of readers). Written permission to publish material subject to the Institute's copyright must be obtained from the Director. Details of conditions and fees may be had from the Archivist.

Accruals

Further accessions possible.

Related Material

The Scott Polar Research Institute holds a number of photographs, film and other illustrative material in the Picture Library. This material includes portrait of Irzar. The catalogue can be searched on line by going to the Picture Library Database and selecting the Enter Polar Pictures link.

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