Bruce, British Whaling Exploration

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  • MS 101/2;D 'Meteorological remarks by William Speirs Bruce on board Balaena 1892 to 1893', 5 leaves, typescript and 2 leaves, manuscript, with tables

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Whaling Exploration, 1892-1893 (Captains Fairweather, Robertson, Davidson and Davidson) sailed from Dundee in this pioneering whaling reconnaissance. The four ships Balaena, Active, Diana and Polar Star also carried scientific staff including Bruce serving on board Balaena. The voyage covered the Falkland Islands, the Joinville Island group and northern Trinity Peninsular.



Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material on whaling voyages to the oceans around the Antarctic, including a collection for Charles Donald who undertook scientific work on board the Active during this voyage.


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