Harry Fisher collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection comprises of papers by Fisher regarding Zemlya Frantsa-Iosifa and correspondence by Fisher on the flora in North Russia

Administrative / Biographical History

Harry Fisher served as botanist and geologist on the British Exploring Expedition (Jackson-Harmsworth Polar Expedition), 1894-1897 (leader Frederick Jackson), sponsored primarily by the newspaper proprietor Alfred Harmsworth to complete the exploration of Zemlya Frantsa-Iosifa. Sledging journeys were undertaken, and on 17 June 1896 at Mys Flora, Jackson met Fridtjof Nansen, leader of the Norwegian North Polar Expedition, 1893-1896. The expedition confirmed that Zemlya Frantsa-Iosifa was an archipelago and not a larger landmass as some had supposed.

Arrangement

The collection is split into two sub-fonds comprising of papers and correspondence respectively

Conditions Governing Access

By appointment.

Some materials deposited at the Institute are NOT owned by the Institute. In such cases the archivist will advise about any requirements imposed by the owner. These may include seeking permission to read, extended closure, or other specific conditions.

Note

Anyone wishing to consult material should ensure they note the entire MS reference and the name of the originator.

The term holograph is used when the item is wholly in the handwriting of the author. The term autograph is used when the author has signed the item.

Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Arctic, exploration and development c500 BC to 1915, an encyclopaedia by Clive Holland, Garland Publishing, London (1994) and Exploring Polar Frontiers, a historical encyclopaedia by William Mills, San Diego and Oxford, 2003 and Darwin correspondence

Other Finding Aids

Copying material by photography, electrostat, or scanning device by readers is prohibited. The Institute may be able to provide copies of some documents on request for lodgement in publicly available repositories. This is subject to conservation requirements, copyright law, and payment of fees.

Copyright restrictions apply to most material. The copyright may lie outside the Institute and, if so, it is necessary for the reader to seek appropriate permission to consult, copy, or publish any such material. (The Institute does not seek this permission on behalf of readers). Written permission to publish material subject to the Institute's copyright must be obtained from the Director. Details of conditions and fees may be had from the Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

Copying material by photography, electrostat, or scanning device by readers is prohibited. The Institute may be able to provide copies of some documents on request for lodgement in publicly available repositories. This is subject to conservation requirements, copyright law, and payment of fees.

Copyright restrictions apply to most material. The copyright may lie outside the Institute and, if so, it is necessary for the reader to seek appropriate permission to consult, copy, or publish any such material. (The Institute does not seek this permission on behalf of readers). Written permission to publish material subject to the Institute's copyright must be obtained from the Director. Details of conditions and fees may be had from the Archivist.

Accruals

Further accessions possible

Personal Names