Wild, Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition

Scope and Content

  • MS 1591/31/1;D Notes for the lecture, undated [The Story of the Quest] 8 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1591/31/2;D Account, 15 January 1922 to 8 April 1922 [Voyage from leaving Leith Harbour, South Georgia addressed to The Daily Mail] 3 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1591/32/1;D Pamphlet to accompany The Story of the Quest, a lecture by Wild at the Queens Hall, Lang ham Place, 27 and 30 November 1922, 1 leaf
  • MS 1591/32/2;D Newspaper article, 2 December 1922 [In to the Antarctic, Boston Evening Post] 2 leaves, typescript

Administrative / Biographical History

The Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition, 1921-1922 (leader Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton) was to sail along previously unvisited stretches of the Antarctic continent. Quest arrived in South Georgia in January 1922 where Shackleton died on 5 January. The expedition continued under John Robert Francis [Frank] Wild's command visiting the South Shetland Islands, Gough Island and Tristan da Cunha. The expedition proved the non-existence of New South Greenland. Shackleton was buried in the whalers' graveyard at Grytviken, South Georgia.



Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material relating tot his expedition, see SPRI collection GB 015 Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition, 1921-1922 for more information.

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