Bunyan, British Arctic expedition, 1875-1876

Scope and Content

  • MS 1516;BJ Journal, 4 June 1874 to 10 October 1875 [Including letters] 1 volume

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Arctic Expedition, 1875-1876 (leader Sir George Strong Nares) was sent by the Admiralty for an attempt on the North Pole by Smith Sound and to explore the coasts of Greenland and adjacent lands. Sailing from Portsmouth in two ships, HMS Alert and HMS Discovery (Henry Stephenson) the expedition was unsuccessful in its attempt to reach the pole. Geographical discoveries were made and the ships returned with a large quantity of scientific data



Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material relating to this expedition see SPRI collection GB 015 British Arctic Expedition, 1875-1876 for a full list