The collection comprises of material relating to the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) and correspondence by Rennick.
Henry Rennick collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Henry Rennick
- Dates of Creation1910-1913
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionExpedition material (1 volume) and correspondence (12 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Henry Edward de Parny Rennick was a lieutenant in the Royal Navy serving in HMS Dryad when he joined the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott). Unable to participate in the shore party for medical reasons, he was made responsible for the Hydrographical survey work and deep-sea sounding. He was awarded the Polar Medal.
After the expedition, he continued to serve with the Royal Navy, but was drowned when HMS Hogue was sunk by a German submarine on 22 September 1914.
The collection is split into two sub-fonds covering expedition material and correspondence respectively.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to British polar exploration and research, a historical and medallic record with biographies 1818-1999 by Lieutenant Colonel Neville W. Poulsom and Rear Admiral John A.L. Myres, Savannah Publications, London (2000) SPRI Library Shelf 737.2 and Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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
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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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