The collection comprises of correspondence by Allan to Robert Falcon Scott written some time after the return of Discovery in 1904 regarding the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott).
David Silver Allan collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 David Silver Allan
- Dates of Creation20th century
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (1 leaf)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
David Silver Allan was born in Montrose, Scotland in 1870. He was serving with the Royal Navy onboard HMS Majestic when he joined the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 (leader Robert Falcon Scott), as petty officer. He participated in several sledging journeys including the sledge support party on the second Southwestern journey in 1903. On return to the United Kingdom, he was promoted chief petty officer. During the First World War, he served with the Royal Navy and from October 1917 to March 1918 was attached to the Royal Air Force.
The correspondence 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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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 and British polar exploration and research, a historical and medallic record with biographies 1818-1999 by Lieutenant Colonel Neville W. Poulsom and Rear Admiral John A.L. Myres, Savannah Publications, London (2000) SPRI Library Shelf 737.2 and SPRI Library Antarctic Biographies Card Index and Antarctica unveiled, Scott's First Expedition and the quest for the unknown continent by David E. Yelverton, University Press of Colorado, Boulder (2000) SPRI Library Shelf (7)91(08)[1901-1904 Scott]
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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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