Irzar, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 101/51;D Letter to William Speirs Bruce, 23 December 1909 [Brief notes on observations made from Uruguay, 1903] 1 leaf, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The Argentine Relief Expedition, 1903 (Captained by Irzar) was sent to rescue the Swedish South Polar Expedition, 1901-1903 (leader Nils Otto Nordenskjld) which had been stranded when their expedition ship Antarctic was crushed in pack ice. The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902-1903 led by Bruce had been making preparations to mount a relief voyage when news of the Uruguay's successful voyage.



Related Material

The Institute holds an extensive archival collection for William Speirs Bruce as well as an archival collection for Nordenskjld.