Brown, British Exploring Expedition, 1867

Scope and Content

  • MS 441/5/1-2;D Letters (2) to Edward Whymper, 5 to 9 February 1867 [Regarding terms of agreement for Brown to join Greenland expedition] 3 leaves, autograph
  • MS 441/2/1-2;BJ Journals (2) 27 April to 22 October 1867 [Greenland] 2 volumes, holograph
  • MS 441/3;BJ Notes, 1867, 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 441/4;BJ Notes, 1867 [Flora and fauna of Greenland] 1 volume, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Exploring Expedition, 1867 was a private expedition to west Greenland. Edward Whymper and Brown chose Jakobshavan as the base for their penetration of the interior. When it became clear that exploration inland would be impossible the expedition returned and collected botanical fossils.



Related Material

The Institute holds an archival collection for Edward Whymper