The collection comprises of material relating to the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) and correspondence by Day.
Bernard Day collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Bernard Day
- Dates of Creation1910-1911
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionExpedition material (2 volumes, 1 leaf) and correspondence (Circa 20 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Bernard C Day was born in Leicestershire, England in 1884. He was employed by the New Arrol-Johnson Motor Car Company before he joined the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 (leader Ernest Henry Shackleton), as motor expert on board the Nimrod. After this expedition, he joined the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) as a motor engineer but returned home after the first year. He was awarded the polar medal for his part in the two expeditions. He settled in Australia.
The collection is split into two sub-fonds, the first covers expedition papers the second Day's correspondence.
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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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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 Shackleton's Lieutenant; the Nimrod Diary of A.L.A. Mackintosh, British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909 ed. by Stanley Newman, Polar Publications Ltd (1990) SPRI Library Shelf (7) 91(08)[1907-1909 Shackleton]
Other Finding Aids
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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