Day, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 1547/25;D Letter to George Marston [Voyage from New Zealand, plans for expedition, message from Trygve Gran on reverse of envelopes and reference to Day's diary] 6 leaves
  • MS 342/21/1-4;D Letters (4) to Reginald Skelton, 21 March to 31 May 1910 [Motor sledge trials, Letter of 20 April encloses photographs of the sledge] 12 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1286;D Letter to Reginald Skelton, 1 April 1910 [Enclosing a list of 'Improvements' to their motor sledge, as authorised by Scott] holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) and to the motor sledges which were developed and used on the expedition.


The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by recipient.

Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material on the development and use of motor vehicles in Polar Regions, see SPRI collections GB 015 George Abbott, GB 015 Michael Barne, GB 015 Jean Baptiste Charcot, GB 015 Fritdjof Nansen and GB 015 Reginald William Skelton.