- MS 101/6;BJ Extracts from private journal,1903 [During the summer cruise and subsequent wintering of the Antarctic ship Scotia ] 1 volume, typescript
- MS 100/137;BJ Extracts from private journal, 26 January to November 1903 [Bound copy of MS 101/6;BJ] 1 volume, typescript
Mossman, Scottish National Antarctic Expedition
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- Dates of Creation1902-1904
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The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902-1904 (leader William Speirs Bruce) undertook exploration of the Weddell Sea. To the west of Queen Maud Land the expedition discovered Coats Land, which was named for James Coats Jr and Major Andrew Coats who had supported the expedition.
A meteorological observatory (Omond House) was established on Laurie Island, South Orkney Islands which was later transferred to the Argentine government who continue to run it to this day. (Laurie Island is now the oldest continuously operational observatory in the region.)
The expedition conducted a comprehensive scientific program, Mossman remained at Omond House undertaking observations.