Dinsley, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 9311/1/4;D Letter to Maxime Charles Lester and Thomas Wyatt Bagshawe, 8 October 1920 [Regarding the organisation of the British Expedition to Graham Land, 1920-1922] 2 leaves, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Expedition to Graham Land, 1920-1922 (leader John Lachlan Cope) was originally planned as a more comprehensive expedition entitled the British Imperial Antarctic Expedition. When funding for projects was not forthcoming a more modest expedition eventuated. Four men were taken to the South Shetland Islands by whaling vassals. Cope and expedition member George Hubert Wilkins returned with the whalers when it became apparent that their goal of Antarctic flight was unachievable. The two remaining members, Thomas Wyatt Bagshawe and Maxime Charles Lester wintered at Waterboat point undertaking meteorological, tidal and zoological observations.



Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material relating to this expedition including collections for GB 015 Maxime Charles Lester, GB 015 Thomas Wyatt Bagshaw, GB 015 John Lachlan Cope and GB 015 George Hubert Wilkins.