Barne, British National Antarctic Expedition

Scope and Content

  • MS 366/12;ER Report to Robert Falcon Scott, 9 to 11 March 1902 [On the return journey from Castle Hill, (dated 25 March 1902) In Papers of British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904, volume 2 item 10]
  • MS 366/12;ER Report, 20 December 1902 to 30 January 1903 [South western sledge journey, In Papers of British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904, volume 2 item 34]
  • MS 366/12;ER Summary report, 17 December 1903 [Southern sledge journey, In Papers of British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904, volume 2 item 45] autograph
  • MS 366/12;ER Report, 6 October to 13 December 1903 [Southern sledge journey, In Papers of British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904, volume 2 item 46] autograph
  • MS 366/6/1-2;BJ Sledging journal and notebook kept during expedition, 1902 to 1903 [volume I, sledging journal of south western journey, 20 December 1902 to 30 January 1903, including topographical sketches, volume II notebook recording soundings and sea temperatures below the ice in McMurdo Sound near Discovery winter quarters] 2 volumes
  • MS 1518/1;D Diary volume I, 31 July 1901 to 15 April 1902 [Contains 8 watercolour paintings and various black and white ink sketches]
  • MS 1518/2;D Diary volume II, 16 April 1902 to 29 December 1902 [Contains 9 watercolour paintings, The Blizzard, May 1902, menu signed by members of the expedition, concert program, 25 June 1902, program 'R Terror Theatre Group - Dishcover Minstrel Troupe', 6 June 1902, programme of sports, 8 November 1902, concert program, 8 November 1902 in honour of the birthday of HRH King Edward VII]
  • MS 1518/3;D Diary volume III, 21 December 1902 to 12 September [19--] [Contains one water colour painting, menu autographed by expedition members]
  • MS 1518/4;D Diary volume IV, 12 September 1903 to 10 June 1904 [Contains map of Port Ross]
  • MS 1518/6/1-8;BJ Selection of watercolour paintings [From diary volumes III and IV] 9 folios
  • MS 1518/6/9;BJ Ink/colour sketch, [23 January 1904] ['The ice King' taken from diary volume IV] 1 leaf

Administrative / Biographical History

The British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) undertook the first extensive exploration on land in Antarctica. Funding came from the Government, the Royal Society, the Royal Geographical Society and private donations. The expedition set up base at McMurdo Sound from where sledging parties carried out recognisance and scientific programmes. Scott made the fist balloon ascent on the continent in 1902. A three-man sledge party consisting of Scott, Ernest Henry Shackleton and Edward Adrian Wilson achieved a furthest south of 82.28° on 30 December 1902. The expedition ship, Discovery, commissioned and built especially for the expedition was beset in McMurdo Sound from 1902-1904.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Related Material

See SPRI collection GB 015 British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 for a fuller list of archival collections held by the Institute containing material on this expedition and GB 015 Robert Falcon Scott, including instructions and memo's from Robert Falcon Scott to Barne regarding the Southern Journey, 1903