The collection comprises of correspondence by Gardiner to Kathleen Scott regarding the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott).
John Stanley Gardiner collection
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 15 John Stanley Gardiner
- Dates of Creation1913
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (1 leaf)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
John Stanley Gardiner was born on 24 January 1872 in Belfast. He was educated at Marlborough College and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. In 1902, he was appointed demonstrator of animal morphology at the University of Cambridge, a post he held until 1908, and from 1903 until 1909 served as dean of Gonville and Caius College. He participated in several expeditions to the Maldives, Indian Ocean, and the Seychelles, publishing books on the coral reefs and fauna of the region. Between 1909 and 1937, he was emeritus professor of zoology at the University of Cambridge. Gardiner was a member of the Committee on Fishery Investigations and of the Government Advisory Committee on Fisheries, and in 1920 was appointed director of scientific investigations for the Ministry of Fisheries. He died on 28 February 1946.
The correspondence is arranged chronologically.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0521309034 and Who was who, 1941-1950, Adam & Charles Black, London (1952)
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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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