Stenhouse, MS 1590 [Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, Ross Sea Party]

Scope and Content

STENHOUSE, DIARIES:

  • MS 1590/1/1;D Diary, volume I, 16 September 1914 to 2 January 1915, 51 leaves
  • MS 1590/1/2;D Diary, volume II, 3 January 1915 to 18 January 1915, 15 leaves
  • MS 1590/1/3;D Diary, volume III, 18 January 1915 to 7 February 1915, 24 leaves
  • MS 1590/1/4;D Diary, volume IV, 6 May 1915 to 31 December 1915, 234 leaves
  • MS 1590/1/5;D Diary, volume V, 1 January 1916 to 14 March 1916, 85 leaves
  • MS 1590/1/6;D Diary, volume VI, 2 May 1916 to 17 October 1916, 15 leaves

STENHOUSE, CORRESPONDENCE, 1914:

  • MS 1590/2/1-6;D Letters (6) from Stenhouse [Regarding equipment and fitting out of Aurora

MACKINTOSH, CORRESPONDENCE, 1914:

  • MS 1590/2/7-21;D Letters (14) from Mackintosh [Regarding supplies for expedition]
  • MS 1590/2/22-28;D Letters (7) to Mackintosh [From Irvine Oswald Gaze, R G Heley, Andrew Keith Jack, H G Leonard, Richard Walter Richards and A Thompson]
  • MS 1590/2/29-62;D Letters to Mackintosh (33) [Regarding the expedition]

STENHOUSE, CORRESPONDENCE, 1916:

  • MS 1590/2/63-67;D Letters (5) from Stenhouse [Regarding British Relief Expedition, 1917]

General CORRESPONDENCE, 1916:

  • MS 1590/2/68-82;D [General letters from variety of people regarding the expedition]

STENHOUSE, CORRESPONDENCE, 1920:

  • MS 1590/2/83;D Letter to Frank Hurley, 6 May 1920 [Regarding photographic films lost after the return of the Ross Sea Party] 3 leaves

MISCELLANEOUS, 1914-1917:

  • MS 1590/2/84;D Memorandum to crew, undated
  • MS 1590/2/85;D Employment Contract for Ernest Joyce, undated, 3 leaves
  • MS 1590/2/86;D Employment Contract for Richard Walter Richards, 1 December 1914, 3 leaves
  • MS 1590/2/87;D Employment Contract for Irvine Owen Gaze, 1 December 1914, 3 leaves
  • MS 1590/2/88;D Receipt for wages paid to F W Wallace, 1 December 1914
  • MS 1590/2/89;D Receipt for wages paid to Chief Engineer, undated
  • MS 1590/2/90;D Receipt for wages paid to unknown person, 30 November 1914
  • MS 1590/2/91;D Quarantine Notification for Aurora, 3 January 1916
  • MS 1590/2/92;D Legal Statement from E H Shackleton's attorney, undated [Regarding departure of Aurora from New Zealand] 7 leaves

MACKINTOSH, TELEGRAMS, 1914:

  • MS 1590/2/95-107;D [Seasons greetings and other matters]

GENERAL TELEGRAMS, 1914:

  • MS 1590/2/108-136;D [From variety of people, regarding the expedition]

GENERAL TELEGRAMS, 1916:

  • MS 1590/2/137-154;D [From variety of people, regarding the expedition]

STENHOUSE, TELEGRAMS, 1916:

  • MS 1590/2/155-198;D [Various matters including messages to William Ferguson Massey, Prime Minister of New Zealand]

MASSEY, TELEGRAMS, 1916:

  • MS 1590/2/199-212;D [To Joseph Russell Stenhouse from the Prime Minister of New Zealand]

WHITE, TELEGRAMS, 1916:

  • MS 1590/2/213-222;D [To Joseph Russell Stenhouse from the attorney for the expedition]

COMMERCIAL INVOICES, 1914-1916:

  • MS 1590/3/1;D General commercial invoices, 1914, 101 leaves
  • MS 1590/3/2;D Commercial invoices from Anthony Hordern & Sons Ltd, 1914 [Supplier of general goods to Aurora ] 20 leaves
  • MS 1590/3/3;D Commercial invoices from Postmaster general office in New Zealand and Australia for telegrams sent by crew, December 1914 to March 1916, 13 leaves

LOG BOOKS:

  • MS 1590/4/1-15;D [Deck department logs, Aurora ]

SHIPS LOGS:

  • MS 1590/5/1;D Ships Log Volume I, 27 October 1914 to 15 December 1914, 52 leaves
  • MS 1590/5/2;D Ships Log Volume II, 15 December 1914 22 June 1915, 181 leaves
  • MS 1590/5/3;D Ships Log Volume III, 23 June 1915 to 12 September 1915, 82 leaves
  • MS 1590/5/4;D Ships Log Volume IV, 13 September 1915 to 4 December 1915, 74 leaves
  • MS 1590/5/5;D Ships Log Volume V, 5 December 1915 to 30 March 1916, 83 leaves
  • MS 1590/5/6;D Ships Log Volume VI, 31 March 1916 to 1 May 1916, 32 leaves

NAVIGATIONAL LOGS:

  • MS 1590/6/1;D Book entitled Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition observations, 26 December to 1 April 1916 [Contains position calculations] 33 leaves
  • MS 1590/6/2;D Notebook, 16 Dec 1915 to 2 April 1916 [Includes position calculations for Aurora ] 36 leaves
  • MS 1590/6/3;D Leslie Thompson Position Calculations for March 17 to 18 1916
  • MS 1590/6/4;D Leslie Thompson Position Calculations for March 16 1916
  • MS 1590/6/5;D Joseph Russell Stenhouse Loose leaves of daily comparisons of chronometer readings for A B and C December 1915 to February 1916, 3 leaves

METEOROLOGICAL LOGS:

  • MS 1590/7/1;D A O Stevens Instructions for officers on watch to take meteorological observations, undated
  • MS 1590/7/2;D A O Stevens Meteorological Observations, 24 December 1914 to 3 January 1915, 6 leaves
  • MS 1590/7/3;D Joseph Russell Stenhouse Meteorological Observations, 3 January 1915 to 4 January 1915
  • MS 1590/7/4;D James Paton Meteorological Observations, 12 March 1915
  • MS 1590/7/5;D unknown person Meteorological Observations, 16 March 1915
  • MS 1590/7/6;D A O Stevens Meteorological Observations logbook, 5 to 25 February 1915 [Includes details of Wildlife caught and sketches of landscapes 24 December to 21 March 1915] 59 leaves

LOG BOOKS:

  • MS 1590/8/1-12;D [Engineering Departments log books]

LARKMAN, DIARY:

  • MS 1590/9/1;D Diary, 18 September 1914 to 3 April 1916, 25 leaves

MACKINTOSH, DIARY:

  • MS 1590/10/1;D Diary, 31 December 1914 to 24 January 1915, 24 leaves

NINNIS, LOG BOOKS:

  • MS 1590/11/1;D Zoological log, January to February 1916, 13 leaves
  • MS 1590/11/2;D Drawings, November 1915 to January 1916 [Includes Wildlife observations fish trap plan drawings of Kavanagh Atkin and Aubrey H Ninnis skiing with penguins Ice observations and plans of the changes in sea ice] 22 leaves
  • MS 1590/11/3;D Diary, 2 January 1916 and 9 to 18 March 1916

EPHEMERA:

  • MS 1590/12/1;D Press reports, March 1916 [Australian and New Zealand Press]
  • MS 1590/12/2;D Report of Hydrographical Information Washington DC North Atlantic Ice Movements, 2 April 1909, 14 leaves

Administrative / Biographical History

This collection comprises of diaries, letters, telegrams, log books and other ephemera regarding the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, [Ross Sea Party], 1914-1917, this includes material covering the planning of the expedition, the crew of Aurora, material created during the expedition and material regarding the British Relief Expedition, 1917 (Captain John King Davis) sent to relieve the party left behind when Aurora broke from her moorings in a blizzard in 1915.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in the order it was catalogued in 2002/2003.

Other Finding Aids

A fully itemised catalogue for this collection is available for consultation at the Institute.

Alternative Form Available

The collection comprises entirely of copies.

Related Material

The Institute holds archival collections for Æneas Mackintosh, James Paton, Richard Walter Richards, Andrew Keith Jack, and Alexander Stevens.

Corporate Names