- MS 369;BJ Narrative of proceedings of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909 (leader Ernest Henry Shackleton) during Shackleton's absence on the Southern Journey [Evans wrote this when Lady David was writing her husband's life and asked him for material] typescript
- MS 1537/2/21/18;D Letter to Emily Shackleton, 15 May 1909
Evans, British Antarctic Expedition
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- ReferenceGB 15 Frederick Pryce Evans/British Antarctic Expedition
- Dates of Creation1907-1909
- Name of Creator
- Physical DescriptionNarrative and letter
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Administrative / Biographical History
The British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 (leader Ernest Henry Shackleton) sailed south on board Nimrod. A shore party of 15 set up base on the Antarctic continent; they discovered nearly 500km of the Transantarctic Mountains flanking the Ross Ice Shelf. A party climbed Mount Erebus (3794 m), Ross Island. A southern party consisting of Shackleton, Jameson Adams, Eric Marshall and Frank Wild found a route up the Beardmore Glacier and sledged to within 180km of the pole.
A second party sledged to he region of the South Magnetic pole and exploration of the area around the Ferrar Glacier was also conducted.