Expedition papers

Scope and Content

  • MS 71-76;SL Deck logs (6), 10 September 1934 to 9 August 1937 [Expedition ship Penola] 6 volumes
  • MS 77-78;SL Meteorological logs (2), January 1936 to April 1937 [Data for voyages south of Deception Island in Penola] 2 volumes
  • MS 1211;BPC Album, 1934 to 1937 [Press cuttings] 1 volume
  • MS 1257/1/1-9;ER Meteorological log books (9), 1935 to 1937 [Volume I northern survey journey, Debenham Island to Laubeuf Fjord, 21 July to 5 August 1936, volume II winter journey, Debenham Island, 14 to 29 August 1936, volume III eastern sledge journey from Debenham Island, 30 October 1936 to 1 January 1937, volume IV Sledge journey, Argentine Islands to Beascocha Bay and Grandider Channel, 18 August to 12 September 1935, volume V Sledge journey, Argentine Islands to Beascocha Bay and Grandider Channel, 18 August to 15 September 1935, volume VI winter depot journey, Debenham Islands, 12 to 27 June 1936, volume VII inland journey from Argentine Islands, 15 to 18 January 1936, volume VIII journey from Debenham Islands down King George VI Sound, 15 September to 19 November 1936, volume IX northern survey journey, Debenham Islands, 20 July to 7 August 1936] 9 volumes
  • MS 1371/6/1-5;ER Navigation officers notebooks [Stephenson] 19 July 1936 to 5 January 1937, 5 volumes, holograph
  • MS 1292/1-5;MSM Maps (5), 1934 to 1937 [Manuscript maps drawn during the expedition] 5 sheets
  • MS 183/15-19;MSM Maps (5) Graham Land
  • MS 1371/1/1-3;MSM Maps (3) Graham Land
  • MS 183/1-58;MSM Survey sheets drawn during or after British Graham Land Expedition, 1934-1937
  • MS 1371/5/1-9;ER Survey notebooks, 7 volumes, holograph
  • MS 1371/7;ER Computations of azimuth, time and longitude by altitude of the sun and stars, 90 leaves
  • MS 1371/8;ER Notes on place names, 25 leaves, holograph and typescript
  • MS 400/1-8;ER Expedition files (8), 1939 to 1959 [I-II Correspondence with individuals, III correspondence with government departments, IV Original plans, financial papers and agreements, V expedition ship Penola, VI material relating to the aeroplane, dogs, hut, wireless, VII scientific reports, VIII biological collections] 8 volumes

Administrative / Biographical History

The collection comprises of material created during the expedition or relating to it.

Arrangement

Chronological

Related Material

see also MS 1533/2/1;BJ Aircraft log book, June 1930 [Moth, used by the expedition] 1 volume and MS 1533/2/2;BJ Engine Log Book, June 1930 [Gipsy used by the expedition] 1 volume held at the Institute

The Institute holds several archival collections for members of this expedition and people connected to it these include GB 15 Colin Bertram, GB 15 Edward Bingham, GB 15 Colin Brown, GB 15 Verna Carse, GB 15 William Goodenough, GB 15 James Martin, GB 15 Ian Meiklejohn, GB 15 James Moore, GB 15 Quintin Riley, GB 15 Brian Roberts, GB 15 Alfred Stephenson, GB 15 William Launcelot Scott Fleming and GB 15 John Rymill