Longhurst, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 366/15;BJ Letters (4) to Robert Falcon Scott, 27 February, 8 and 16 October 1903, 10 and 25 May 1904 [In papers of the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904, volume 5 items 16-20]
  • MS 926/1-2;D Letters (2) to R.E. Seabrooke, 28 September and 1 October 1904 [Written on National Antarctic Expedition stationary, refers to Sir Clements Markham and to paying off men of Discovery and to the sale of surplus stores on her]

Administrative / Biographical History

The British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) undertook the first extensive exploration on land in Antarctica. Funding came from the Government, the Royal Society, the Royal Geographical Society and private donations. The expedition set up base at McMurdo Sound from where sledging parties carried out recognisance and scientific programmes.



Related Material

The Institute holds over seventy archival collections containing material relating to this expedition see GB 015 British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 for more information.