Day, papers

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

  • MS 1607/1/1-5;D Correspondence (5 letters) by Roderick Wilson Day, June 1921 to August 1925, typescript
  • MS 1607/2/1-38;D General correspondence with Roderick Wilson Day, August 1903 to April 1928, holograph and typescript
  • MS 1607/3;D Copy of a summary of a request and response for some recognition for Mercantile Marine Officers in reserve naval duty, undated
  • MS 1607/4;D Copy of a statement about the future of the Royal Naval Reserves, undated, typescript
  • MS 1607/5/1-5;D Inter war employment, Curriculum Vitae and covering letter, undated, typescript
  • MS 1607/6;D Records of appointments to ships, 1909-1923, holograph
  • MS 1607/7/1-17;D Ephemera from various receptions, dinners and other events, holograph
  • MS 1607/8/1-12;D Records of promotion, honours and apprenticeship to the mercantile marines and to the Royal Naval reserves, holograph
  • MS 1607/9/1-26;D Records of Service aboard ships, 1913 to 1921, holograph
  • MS 1607/10/1-4;D Certificates of honours and merit, 1906 to 1919, holograph
  • MS 1607/11/1-8;D Antarctic Club Dinner invitations and menus, 1929 to 1935, holograph
  • MS 1607/12/1-2;D Documents about Roderick Wilson Day's daughters education at The Royal Masonic Institute for Girls, 1932, typescript
  • MS 1607/13/1-2;D Information about the Kinneddar Poultry farm, 1910, printed papers
  • MS 1607/14/1-7;D Various documents regarding Roderick Wilson Day's time spent in Russia, 1918, holograph and typescript
  • MS 1607/15/1-6;D Various documents regarding membership of the Navy Lodge, 1923, typescript
  • MS 1607/16/1-5;D Invitations and seating plans for the dinner in honour of the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 leader Robert Falcon Scott) by the Royal Geographical Society, 1904, printed papers
  • MS 1607/17;D Various envelopes addressed to Roderick Wilson DAY, 1903-1932, holograph
  • MS 1607/18;D Newspaper articles relating to Roderick Wilson Day, 1916-1918 [The London Gazette with the Orders of Knighthood]
  • MS 1607/19;D Confidential report of the Admiralty committee on the Mercantile Marine, 1918
  • MS 1607/20;BJ Continuous Certificate of Discharge, 1901-1912
  • MS 1607/21;BJ Royal Naval Reserve Executive officers training certificate book, 1908-1923
  • MS 1607/22;BJ Passport, 1916, holograph
  • MS 1607/23;D Will, 1907, holograph
  • MS 1607/24;1-17;D Miscellaneous personal papers [Includes newspaper photograph of the Terra Nova, a signed menu card, leave tickets for the HMS Wildlife at Dover and tributes, poems for Robert Falcon Scott] holograph
  • MS 1607/25;SP Blue print of the Terra Nova, 1903, holograph
  • MS 1607/26;SP Blue print of the rigging plan of the Terra Nova, 1903, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The collection includes plans of the Terra Nova, records of Day's appointment to ships for the period 1909-1923, mention of the Antarctic Club (A annual dining club created to bring Antarctic explorers together) and other ephemera including correspondence by Day and to him.


As deposited.

Related Material

The Institute holds archival collections for the Terra Nova, the British Relief expeditions, 1902-1903-1904 and the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904.

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