- MS 1408/1;MJ Field note books (7), 28 February 1908 to 28 January 1909 [Consisting of rough diary notes (by Wild), landscape sketches and sketch maps, calculations, stores lists, etc] microfilm of 7 volumes
- MS 1408/2;MJ Miscellaneous items relating to the expedition [Includes letters (2) from Shackleton to David, 1907-1909, letters (2) from David to the commander of Nimrod, 1908, letters from Mawson to David, 1911, letter from David to Priestley, 1913, draft notes by David on scientific work, 1907, extracts from Wild's diary, 7 November 1908 to 28 February 1909, observations made on the journey to the South Magnetic Pole, lists of photographs, scientific narrative, physiographic and geological, 1907-1909] 21 items, plus maps and diagrams holograph and typescript, microfilm
- MS 1537/2/19/1-2;D Notes on the Scientific work of the British Antarctic Expedition, calculations of distance and time
David, British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 15 Tannant William Edgeworth David/British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909
- Dates of Creation1907-1909
- Name of Creator
- Physical Description1 volume, 1 microfilm, 5 leaves
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 (leader Ernest Henry Shackleton) sailed south on board Nimrod. A shore party of 15 set up base on the Antarctic continent; they discovered nearly 500km of the Transantarctic Mountains flanking the Ross Ice Shelf. A party climbed Mount Erebus (3794 m), Ross Island. A southern party consisting of Shackleton, Jameson Adams, Eric Marshall and Frank Wild found a route up the Beardsmore Glacier and sledged to within 180km of the pole.
A second party sledged to he region of the South Magnetic pole and exploration of the area around the Ferrar Glacier was also conducted.
Alternative Form Available
MS 1408/1;MJ and MS 1408/2;D are copies
MS 1408/1;MJ and MS 1408/2;D Originals in the University Archives, University of Sydney, Australia (1982)