Bailie, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 100/3/1-2;D Letters (2) to Hugh Robert Mill, 12 August to 15 August 1892 [Regarding encouraging Antarctic whalers to make meteorological observations] 3 leaves, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

Hugh Robert Mill was born at Thurso, Scotland, on 28 May 1861. He read chemistry and physics at Edinburgh University and specialised in marine chemistry, working on the scientific reports of the Challenger expedition under Sir John Murray. In 1887, he became lecturer in geography and physiography at Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh. In 1892, he was appointed librarian of the Royal Geographical Society, where one of his first tasks was to draw up a set of instructions for naturalists visiting the Antarctic regions. Soon afterwards, he recommended William Speirs Bruce and Charles William Donald as naturalists for the British whaling exploration (from Dundee), 1892-1893.



Related Material

The Institute holds an archival collection for Hugh Robert Mill