The collection relates to the British Antarctic Expedition, 1898-1900 (leader Carsten Egeberg Borchgrevink).
Janet Crawford collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Janet Crawford
- Dates of Creation1979
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionNarrative
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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]
The collection is arranged chronologically.
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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Christchurch New Zealand (1998) SPRI Library Shelf (7)91(08)[1898-1900] and Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events,(1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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
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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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