- MS 1567;BJ Letter book, 29 June 1907 to 9 June 1908 [Written on board Nimrod, includes supplies lists, orders, notes and letters] 1 volume
- MS 1537/2/17/13;D Letter to Morrison, 3 June 1908 [Regarding Captain England] 17 leaves
- MS 1366/5;D Letter to Patterson, 12 January 1908 [Brief account of proceedings from 60°South] holograph (Xerox)
- MS 1097/47;D Letter to Raymond Priestley, Liverpool, 21 March 1914 [On mutual friends] holograph
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- ReferenceGB 15 Henry Dunlop/Correspondence
- Dates of Creation1908-1914
- Name of Creator
- Physical Description3 letters 1 letter book
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Administrative / Biographical History
The correspondence relates to the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 (leader Ernest Henry Shackleton). The expedition sailed south on board Nimrod. A shore party of 15 set up base on the Antarctic continent; they discovered nearly 500km of the Transantarctic Mountains flanking the Ross Ice Shelf. A party climbed Mount Erebus (3794 m), Ross Island. A southern party consisting of Shackleton, Jameson Adams, Eric Marshall and Frank Wild found a route up the Beardsmore Glacier and sledged to within 180km of the pole.
A second party sledged to he region of the South Magnetic pole and exploration of the area around the Ferrar Glacier was also conducted.