The collection comprises of correspondence and other papers regarding Day's career with the Mercantile Marines and the Royal Naval reserves including papers relating to Terra Nova an the British Relief Expedition, 1903-1904.
Roderick Day collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Roderick Day
- Dates of Creation1901-1935
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence, plans, miscellaneous ephemera (3 volumes, 100 leaves, 2 blue prints)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Roderick Wilson Day served as third mate on board Terra Nova during the British Relief Expedition, 1903-1904 (Captain Henry Duncan MacKay). This expedition was organised by the Royal Navy to assist the return of the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 (leader Robert Falcon Scott). Day died on 20 November 1935.
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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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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 SPRI Library Antarctic Biographies Card Index.
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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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