Janet Crawford collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection relates to the British Antarctic Expedition, 1898-1900 (leader Carsten Egeberg Borchgrevink).

Administrative / Biographical History

Janet Crawford was born in Britain in 1942, the grand-daughter of Louis Charles Bernacchi. She moved to South Africa as a child and was educated at Cape Town University. She worked for a publishing company before writing That first Antarctic Winter, an account of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1898-1900 (leader Carsten Egeberg Borchgrevink), based on the diaries of her grandfather who served as meteorologist and magnetometry observer on the expedition. She now lives in Britain.

Published work That first Antarctic winter by Janet Crawford, South Latitude Research Ltd. Christchurch New Zealand (1998) SPRI Library Shelf (7)91(08)[1898-1900]

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access

By appointment.

Some materials deposited at the Institute are NOT owned by the Institute. In such cases the archivist will advise about any requirements imposed by the owner. These may include seeking permission to read, extended closure, or other specific conditions.

Note

Anyone wishing to consult material should ensure they note the entire MS reference and the name of the originator.

The term holograph is used when the item is wholly in the handwriting of the author. The term autograph is used when the item is signed by the author.

Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to That first Antarctic winter by Janet Crawford, South Latitude Research Ltd. Christchurch New Zealand (1998) SPRI Library Shelf (7)91(08)[1898-1900] and Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events,(1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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

Other Finding Aids

Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue. Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.

Additional finding aids are available at the Institute.

Conditions Governing Use

Copying material by photography, electrostat, or scanning device by readers is prohibited. The Institute may be able to provide copies of some documents on request for lodgement in publicly available repositories. This is subject to conservation requirements, copyright law, and payment of fees.

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Accruals

Further accessions possible.

Personal Names