Clark, Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition

Scope and Content

  • MS 1619/10/1-17;D Letters (15) to Robert Selbie Clark, July to August 1921 [Regarding the appointment of a biologist to accompany the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition] 20 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1619/17;D Miscellaneous notes and lists, 1921 [Regarding expenses and biology work] 9 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1619/18;D Newspaper cuttings, 1921, 5 leaves

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, 1921-1922 for more details.