The collection comprises of material relating to the Antarctic voyages of the vessels Jane and Beaufoy captains James Weddell and Mathew Brisbane.
John Strachan collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 John Strachan
- Dates of Creation1843
- Name of Creator
- Physical DescriptionPapers (8 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
John Strachan was a Scottish merchant who was a part owner of the vessels used by the Antarctic explorer James Weddell (1787-1834) during his southern voyages. He later fell on hard times and made attempts to recoup the money he had lost on the Antarctic voyages.
The collection is arranged chronologically.
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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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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
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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