The collection comprises of correspondence by Harvie-Brown to William Speirs Bruce regarding the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902-1904 (led by Bruce)
John Harvie-Brown collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 John Harvie-Brown
- Dates of Creation1910-1913
- Name of Creator
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (2 leaves)
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Administrative / Biographical History
John Alexander Harvie-Brown was born in Scotland in 1844. He was educated at Merchiston Castle and the universities of Edinburgh and Cambridge. An ornithologist, he devoted much time to the study of bird migration, serving as a member of the British Association Committee on this subject. Harvie-Brown was also interested in the dispersal and geographical distribution of species, making study visits to northern Norway in 1871, the White Sea in 1872 and the Pechora Valley in 1875. He died in 1916.
Published work, Travels of a naturalist in northern Europe by John Alexander Harvie-Brown, T. Fisher Unwin London (1905) SPRI Library Shelf (50)598.2
The correspondence is arranged chronologically.
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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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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 Who was who, 1916-1928, Adam & Charles Black, London (1947)
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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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