The collection comprises of material relating to the United States Sealing Voyage, 1820-1821 (Senior commander Benjamin Pendleton) from Stonington to the South Atlantic.
Harris Pendleton collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Harris Pendleton
- Dates of Creation1821-1832
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionExpedition material. The entire collection is on microfilm.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Harris Pendleton commanded the sloop Hero during the United States Sealing Voyage (from Stonington), 1821-1822 (leader Benjamin Pendleton), sailing as part of a fleet, Hero visited the South Shetland Islands. It was while on board Hero that Nathaniel Palmer had made several significant discoveries the previous year and Pendleton himself may have made exploratory voyages from a base on Deception Island.
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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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events,(1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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
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.
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