The collection comprises of material relating to the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) covering Mulock's voyage on the Morning and his transference to the Discovery for the final season. The second part of the collection comprises of correspondence by Mulock written after the return of the expedition.
George Mulock collection
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 15 George Mulock
- Dates of Creation1902-1907
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionExpedition material (5 volumes) and correspondence (2 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
George Francis Arthur Mulock was born in 1882. He was educated at Stanmore Park and Dartmouth and qualified in marine surveying while serving on HMS Triton. In 1902, he joined the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 (leader Robert Falcon Scott), initially as sub-lieutenant on board the relief ship Morning, but in 1903 taking the place of Ernest Henry Shackleton in the shore party. In November 1903, he accompanied Barne on a ten-week southern journey to Barne Glacier.
On the return of the expedition, he was lent by the Admiralty to the Royal Geographical Society for the compilation of the survey. His results were published by the Society in 1908 as The charts of the Discovery expedition.
During the First World War, Mulock served with distinction in the Gallipoli campaign with the Royal Navy. Retiring in 1920, he joined the Asiatic Petroleum Company in Shanghai as Marine Superintendent. He saw further naval service in the Second World War. He died in Gibraltar on 26 December 1963.
The collection is split into two sub-fonds. The first comprising of expedition papers, the second sub-fond covers Mulock's correspondence.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to The Polar Record, (May 1964) volume 12 number 77 p230 and Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0521309034 and Encyclopaedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans ed. Bernard Stonehouse, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester (2002) ISBN 0471986658 SPRI Library (7)
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Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing, New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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