The collection comprises of correspondence by Schlosshauer with Frederick George Jackson regarding the British Exploring Expedition, 1894-1897 (led by Jackson) [Jackson-Harmsworth Polar Expedition] to the Russian Arctic.
A Schlosshauer collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 A Schlosshauer
- Dates of Creation1895
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (22 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Between 1894 and 1895, A. Schlosshauer served as captain of Windward, the ship of the British Exploring Expedition (Jackson-Harmsworth Polar Expedition), 1894-1897 (leader Frederick Jackson). Between 31 July and 5 August 1894, Windward called at Arkhangel'sk before sailing to Yugorskiy Shar where the expedition picked up dogs. In September, the ship landed at Mys Flora on Ostrov Nordbruk where winter quarters were established. Ice prevented Windward from returning home in autumn as planned so the ship wintered close to the base camp. The following July, Schlosshauer took the ship back to London.
The correspondence with Jackson is arranged chronologically
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Arctic, exploration and development c500 BC to 1915, an encyclopaedia by Clive Holland, Garland Publishing, London (1994) and Exploring Polar Frontiers, a historical encyclopaedia by William Mills, San Diego and Oxford, 2003
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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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