Heaney South George Survey, 1951-1952

Scope and Content

  • MS 195/1;MSM Sketch map [First land reconnaissance, South Georgia]
  • MS 195/2;MSM Sketch map [East Cumberland Bay, Royal Bay, Undine South Harbour, South Georgia]
  • MS 195/3/1-2;MSM Sketch maps (2) [Beginning and end of northern journey and Esmark Glacier basin, South Georgia]
  • MS 195/4;MSM Map [Gvytviken peninsula and Cumberland Bay, South Georgia]
  • MS 195/6;MSM Chart [Formlines and notes made while steaming round the island in a whale catcher, South Georgia]
  • MS 195/12;BJ Survey field notebook [Compass angles, sledge wheel courses and distance, South Georgia] 1 volume
  • MS 195/13;BJ Note book [Vertical angles measured with an Indian Clinometer and a Photo-theodolite, South Georgia]
  • MS 195/15;(723)912 Lists [Accepted mean heights from angles observed, South Georgia]
  • MS 195/16;BJ Notebook [Booking the photo-theodolite vertical and horizontal angles, South Georgia]
  • MS 195/17/1-4;MSM Drawings by Heaney and Smillie of South Georgia, 4 sheets, dye-line prints

Administrative / Biographical History

Four expeditions were undertaken from 1951 onwards to survey South Georgia (Subsequent trips in 1953-1954, 1955-1956 and 1956-1957 completed the work). Whaling fleets provided the transport needs. The results were published in 1958. Heaney served a surveyor during the 1951-1952 expedition



Related Material

The Institute holds a archival collection for expedition leader Verner Duncan Carse