Buchanan, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 101/26/1-24;D Letters (24) to William Speirs Bruce, 1900 to 1912 [Regarding Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902-1904, British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904, land sited by Wilkins on the United States Exploring Expedition,1838-1842 and Mawson's work on the same during the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914] 27 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1054;D Letters (20) to his father and mother, 1872-1875 [From HMS Challenger transcribed by D R Stoddard] 188 leaves, Xerox copies of typed transcripts
  • MS 100/16;D Letter to Hugh Robert Mill, 17 August 1892 [Regarding William Speirs Bruce] 2 leaves, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to several Antarctic expeditions from the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 (Senior commander Charles Wilkes) to the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914 (leader Douglas Mawson).



Related Material

The Scott Polar Research Institute holds a number of photographs, film and other illustrative material in the Picture Library, some of which covers the British Naval Expedition, 1872-1876. The catalogue can be searched on line by going to the Picture Library Database and selecting the Enter Polar Pictures link.

The Institute holds archival collections for the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842, the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904, the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, ships logs and plans 1902-1904.