Macklin, Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition

Scope and Content

  • MS 1591/2/2/1;D Hardback copy-book entitled Suppliers and Acknowledgements of commercial correspondence and suppliers, 1921, holograph
  • MS 1591/23/1;D Notes, [Regarding the preparations of the expedition] holograph
  • MS 1591/11/1;D Notebook journal, undated [Kept while ashore on Tristan da Cunha and Gough Island] 15 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1591/35;BJ Diary, 17 September 1921 to 20 August 1922, 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 1591/36;BJ Pocket diary, 10 February 1922 to 24 July 1922 [Includes notes and lists at front and back] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 1591/37;BJ Notebook, undated [Signed by Macklin containing lists of medical equipment, dog rations and provisions] holograph
  • MS 1591/17/1-2;D Death certificate, January 1922 [For Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, Grytviken, South Georgia, second signed by the magistrate] autograph
  • MS 1591/25/1;D Christmas Day, [undated] [Onboard Quest] 14 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1591/15/1;D 'Barber Shop Sign' from Quest, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition, 1921-1922 (leader Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton) was to sail along previously unvisited stretches of the Antarctic continent. Quest arrived in South Georgia in January 1922 where Shackleton died on 5 January. The expedition continued under John Robert Francis [Frank] Wild's command visiting the South Shetland Islands, Gough Island and Tristan da Cunha. The expedition proved the non-existence of New South Greenland. Shackleton was buried in the whalers' graveyard at Grytviken, South Georgia.



Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material relating to this expedition, see SPRI collection GB 015 Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition, 1921-1922 for more information.