Laurie, correspondence (Discovery Investigations)

Scope and Content

  • MS 1561/1/1;D Letter to George Cadley, 26 October 19[29] [From Port Stanley, Falkland Islands on board RRS William Scoresby] 4 leaves
  • MS 1561/1/2;D Letter to George Cadley, 16 January 1930 [Regarding the possibility of extracting copper from Neumayer Channel] 4 leaves
  • MS 1561/1/3;D Letter to George Cadley, undated [RRS William Scoresby 50 miles SW of Anvers Island off Graham Land (Antarctic Peninsular)] 4 leaves
  • MS 1561/1/4;D Letter to George Cadley, 7 March 19[30] [From Grytviken, South Georgia] 2 leaves
  • MS 1561/1/5;D Letter to George Cadley, undated [From South Africa where the RRS William Scoresby has just arrived] 6 leaves

Administrative / Biographical History

The Discovery Expeditions, 1925 to 1951, were organised to provide information required for whaling and sealing industries the investigations were a series of oceanographic voyages undertaken by Scott's first expedition ship Discovery and later by Discovery II and William Scoresby. During the first two years research 1925 to 1927 a laboratory was set up on South Georgia. The first cruise of the William Scoresby involved whale marking off South Georgia and dredging off the Falkland Islands.



Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material relating to the Discovery Investigations.