Koettlitz, Jackson-Harmsworth Arctic Expedition

Scope and Content

  • MS 287/31;D Diary kept during the expedition, 19 March to 12 April 1896, holograph
  • MS 1165;BJ 'The Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition, 1894-1897, the journal of Dr R W Koettlitz, 1 January 1896 to 7 June 1896' [Transcript of original journal prepared with an introduction and appendices by AEG Jones] typed transcript

Administrative / Biographical History

The Jackson-Harmsworth Arctic Expedition, 1894-1897 (leader Frederick George Jackson) spent three years in Franz Joseph Land. Sledging expeditions were undertaken and the expedition met the Norwegian North Polar Expedition, 1893-1896 (leader Fridtjof Nansen) on 17 June 1896. Koettlitz held the position of surgeon.



Related Material

See SPRI collections GB 015 Albert Armitage and GB 015 William Speirs Bruce for additional archival material held by the Institute relating to this expedition. There are several other archival collections relating to this expedition, these will hopefully be made available on the HUB in due course.