- 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
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- ReferenceGB 15 Ernst Vanhffen/Correspondence
- Dates of Creation1912
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- Language of MaterialEnglish.
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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.