The collection comprises of correspondence by Dunlop regarding the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 (leader Ernest Henry Shackleton).
Henry Dunlop collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Henry Dunlop
- Dates of Creation1907 - 1914
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (1 volume Circa 20 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Henry [Harry] Dunlop was born in Belfast, Ireland in 1876. He worked for the world famous engineering and shipbuilding firm Harland & Wolff. He was serving as chief engineer in Ashburton before joining the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 (leader Ernest Henry Shackleton) as chief engineer on board Nimrod. He was awarded the Polar Medal for his part in the expedition.
The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by recipient.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0521309034 and Shackleton's Lieutenant, the Nimrod Diary of A L A Mackintosh, British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909, edited by Stanley Newman, Polar Publications, Ltd. (1990) SPRI Library Shelf (7)91(08)[1907-1909 Shackleton] and SPRI Library Antarctic Biographies Card Index.
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Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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