- MS 206/1/1-2;MJ Pencil diaries (3), 31 December 1907 to 22 March 1908, 23 March 1908 to 19 September 1908, 29 September 1908 to 1 March 1909 (copy and duplicate)
Marshall, British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 15 Eric Stewart Marshall/British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909
- Dates of Creation1907-1908
- Name of Creator
- Physical Description3 diaries. The diaries are on microfilm
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 Frank 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.
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