Vanhffen, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 101/92/1-3;D Letters (3) to William Speirs Bruce, 1912 [Regarding the scientific results of the German South Polar Expedition, 1901-1903 (leader Erich von Drygalski)] 3 leaves, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The German South Polar expedition, 1901-1903 (leader Erich von Drygalski) was one of several expeditions to eventuate from the International Geographical Congress of 1895. Funded by the German government Gauss sailed south in 1901 visiting several islands including Heard Island and Iles Crozet. When Gauss became stuck in the pack ice of the Weddell Sea the expedition were forced to over winter.

Vanhffen was a member of the scientific staff.



Related Material

The Scott Polar Research Institute holds a number of photographs, film and other illustrative material in the Picture Library, some of which covers this expedition. The catalogue can be searched on line by going to the Picture Library Database and selecting the Enter Polar Pictures link.