Wilkins, Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition

Scope and Content

  • MS 1591/6/1;D Chart, undated [Voyage of the Quest, shows the Marine biology sampling stations, numbers 1 to 121] autograph
  • MS 944/13;D Notes, 1921 to 1922 [Observations mainly ornithological] 70 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1591/6/22;D Report, January 1921 to August 1922 [Botanical Report] 17 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1591/6/2;D Account, 17 September 1921 to 15 September 1922 [Natural history] 58 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1591/6/6;D Report, 27 September to 17 November 1921 [Preliminary Marine Biology Report, South Georgia to South Africa via Antarctica, Tristan da Cunha, Elephant Island and Gough Island] 3 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1591/6/8;D Notes, 27 September 1921 to 21 November 1921 [Marine Biology notes from diary and ships log] holograph
  • MS 1591/6/10;D Report, 27 September 1921 to 17 November 1921 [Preliminary Ornithological Report] 4 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1591/6/25;D Report, September 1921 to September 1922 [Ornithological report] 49 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1591/6/12;D Report, 27 September 1921 to 17 November 1921 [Preliminary Entomology Report, details of specimens collected from Plymouth to Rio] typescript
  • MS 1591/6/19;D Ornithological observations, 29 September to 17 November 1921 [Extract from diary and ships log] typescript
  • MS 1591/6/24;D Report, October 1921 to May 1922 [Mammal Report] 7 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1591/6/26;D Report, October 1921 to August 1922 [Reptile Report] 5 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1591/6/13;D Report, 7 November 1921 to 17 June 1922 [Preliminary Botanical Report, South Georgia to South Africa via Elephant Island, Tristan da Cunha and Gough Island] 2 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1591/6/4;D Report, 17 November 1921 to 17 June 1922 [Preliminary Mammalian report, South Georgia to South Africa via Antarctica, Tristan da Cunha, Elephant Island and Gough Island] 2 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1591/6/5;D Copy of MS 1591/6/4;D
  • MS 1591/6/7;D Report, 17 November 1921 to 17 June 1922 [Preliminary Marine Biology Report] 2 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1591/6/9;D Report, 17 November 1921 to 17 June 1922 [Preliminary Ornithological Report] 4 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1591/6/11;D Report, 17 November 1921 to 17 June 1922 [Preliminary Entomology Report, a summary of work] typescript
  • MS 1591/6/3;D Notes, 22 November 1921 to 6 January 1922 [Natural history from South Georgia] 4 leaves, holograph
  • MS 215/1-3;BJ Diary and natural history notes, 28 November 1921 to 13 July 1922, 3 sections
  • MS 1591/6/21;D Report, September to May 1922 [Entomology Report] 9 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1591/6/14;D Report, undated [Mammals, reptiles, birds, crustaceans, sponges, polyzoa, molluscs, annelid, echinoderm, fish, protozoa, arachnids, dipters, mallophaga, odonata, planipennia, coleopterans and lepidopteron] 18 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1591/6/15;D List, undated [Cinema exposures, a list of 48 subjects taken between leaving St Katherine's Dock and St Paul's Rocks] 2 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1591/6/16;D Envelope for above list labelled list in consecutive order of subjects cinematographed and signed by Wilkins, 2 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1591/6/17;D List, undated [82 photographs from leaving St Katherine's Dock to leaving St Paul's Rocks (Atlantic ocean)] 3 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1591/6/18;D Miscellaneous list, undated [Specimens] typescript
  • MS 1591/6/20;D Report, undated [Marine Biological Report] 16 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1591/6/23;D Report (extract), undated [A page of the botanical report with a note signed by Wilkins] typescript
  • MS 1591/6/27;D Proposal, undated [For the list of specimens collected during the expedition to be presented to the Natural History Museum (South Kensington)] 6 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1591/33/1;D Account of the climb to the summit of Tristan da Cunha, 2 leaves, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition, 1921-1922 (leader Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton) was to sail along previously unvisited stretches of the Antarctic continent. Quest arrived in South Georgia in January 1922 where Shackleton died on 5 January. The expedition continued under John Robert Francis [Frank] Wild's command visiting the South Shetland Islands, Gough Island and Tristan da Cunha. The expedition proved the non-existence of New South Greenland. Shackleton was buried in the whalers' graveyard at Grytviken, South Georgia.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material relating to this expedition see SPRI collection GB 015 Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition for more information.