- MS 944/7/1-8;D Notes, 1908 to 1909 [Related to Diary (MS 944/1;BJ) including translation of code used in it] 9 leaves, holograph and typescript
- MS 944/1;BJ Diary, 10 October 1908 to February 1909 [Sledging journey] 1 volume, holograph
- MS 660/5;BJ Journal, 29 October 1908 to 28 February 1909 [Southern journey] 1 volume, typescript copy
- MS 437;BJ Journal, 29 October 1908 to 28 February 1909 [Southern journal] 1 volume, typed copy
- MS 573/3;MJ Journal, 29 October 1908 to 28 February 1909 [Southern journey] microfilm
- MS 367/26;D Journal, 29 October 1908 to 14 February 1909 [Southern journey] 27 leaves, typed copy
- MS 660/5;BJ Journal, 29 October 1908 to 28 February 1909 [Southern journey] typed copy
- MS 1078/3/7;D Diary extracts, 25 December 1908 to 23 February 1909 [From private diary in unknown hand] 3 leaves
Wild, British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909
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- ReferenceGB 15 John Robert Francis Wild/British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909
- Dates of Creation1908-109
- Name of Creator
- Physical Description4 volumes, 39 leaves, 1 microfilm MS 573/3;MJ is on microfilm.
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 (leader Ernest Henry Shackleton) 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 Wild found a route up the Beardmore 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.
Alternative Form Available
MS 573/3;MJ is a copy
Location of Originals
MS 573/3;MJ University of Sydney Archives (1982)
MS 367/26;D appears to be the top copy of MS 437;BJ lacking pages 28 and 29