Wright, Oxford University Arctic Expedition, 1935-1936

Scope and Content

  • MS 210/12/1-6;ER Angle Books, 1935-1936 [Records of observations taken at the main base at Depotodden, Brennevinsfjorden] 6 volumes
  • MS 210/20;BJ Notebook, 1935-1936 [Computations of depresses angles and other detail work, plus record of the winters journey to Kapp Leigh Smith] 1 volume
  • MS 218/2-9;BJ Diaries (8), 27 July 1835 to 14 August 1936, 8 volumes, holograph]
  • MS 210/13;ER Angle book, August 1935 [Observations made during a boat journey] 1 volume
  • MS 210/6;MSM Plane table sheet, 1935-1936 [Shingle beach on the west side of Brennevinsfjorden at the mouth of Franklindalen] 1 sheet
  • MS 210/5;MSM Map, 1936 [West of Rijpfjorden] 1 sheet
  • MS 210/9;MSM Draft map of Nordaustlandet, published 1937 in Geographical Journal, volume 90
  • MS 210/14;ER Copy of MS 210/13;ER
  • MS 210/16;ER Angle book, 1936 [Observations made during spring survey by Wright and A D Mackenzie and during north coast survey by Wright and R A Hamilton] 1 volume
  • MS 210/17;ER Copy of part of MS 210/16;ER
  • MS 210/19;ER Angle book, autumn 1936 [Miscellaneous angles taken near base] 1 volume
  • MS 210/8;MSM First rough compilation of the eastern part of north coast of Nordaustlandet made from observations during autumn of 1936, scale 1:250.000

Administrative / Biographical History

The Oxford University Arctic Expedition, 1935-1936 was one of a number of Arctic expeditions undertaken by the university during the 1930s



Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material relating to this expedition, see SPRI collections GB 015 Noel Croft, GB 015 Arthur Godfrey GB 015 Richard Hamilton, and GB 015 Amherst Whatman