- MS 704/1-4;BJ Journals (4), 15 June 1910 to 10 April 1912, 4 volumes, carbon copy, holograph
- MS 1097/49;BJ Journal, 15 June 1910 to 10 April 1912 [Copy of MS 704/1-4;BJ] 1 volume, typescript
Simpson, British Antarctic Expedition
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- ReferenceGB 15 George Clarke Simpson/British Antarctic Expedition
- Dates of Creation10 June 1910 - 10 April 1912
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- Physical Description5 journals
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Administrative / Biographical History
The British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) spent two winters at Cape Evans on Ross Island. Extensive scientific investigations and exploration was conducted along the coast of Victoria Land and on the Ross Ice Shelf. A party led by Griffith Taylor spent three months exploring the western mountains and this work was continued after the departure of the polar party in 1911. A northern party led by Victor Campbell established a base at Cape Adare from where they conducted scientific programmes. After moving camp the party were forced to spend the winter of 1912 in ice caves before walking back to the Cape Evans camp. The first cin documentary film of an Antarctic expedition, 90° South was made during the expedition.
After successfully reaching the South Pole on 17 January 1912 Scott and his companions (Henry Bowers, Edgar Evans, Lawrence Edward and Edward Wilson) perished during the return journey.