Riley, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 342/25/1-4;D Letters (4) to Reginald William Skelton, 11 July to 13 September [1900] [Regarding Skelton's appointment to the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904] 4 leaves, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) undertook the first extensive exploration on land in Antarctica. Funding came from the Government, the Royal Society, the Royal Geographical Society and private donations. The expedition set up base at McMurdo Sound from where sledging parties carried out recognisance and scientific programmes.

Related Material

The Institute holds over seventy archival collections containing material relating to this expedition see SPRI collection GB 015 British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 for more information.