Bernacchi, Louis Charles, 1876-1942

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Louis Charles Bernacchi was born in Belgium in 1876. He was brought up in England and Tasmania and trained at the Melbourne Observatory, Australia where he studied astronomy, magnetism, meteorology and physics. He joined the British Antarctic Expedition, 1898-1900 (leader Carsten Egeberg Borchgrevink) as meteorologist and magnetometry observer, and later joined the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) in a similar capacity. After this expedition, Bernacchi travelled in South America, South Africa and South-East Asia. He served in the Royal Navy during both World Wars, and received a military OBE and the US Navy Cross. He died on 24 April 1942.

Published works, To the south polar regions, expedition of 1898-1900 by L C Bernacchi, Bluntisham Books & Erskine Press, Norfolk (1991) SPRI Library Shelf (7)91(08)[1898-1900]

From the guide to the Louis Charles Bernacchi collection, 1898-1932, (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge)

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referencedIn Carsten Egeberg Borchgrevink collection Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf Bernacchi, Louis Charles, 1876-1942. Letter, 1933 May 2, London, to Vilhjalmur Stefansson. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Louis Charles Bernacchi collection, 1898-1932 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Axel Melby collection, 1900 Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf Louis Charles Bernacchi collection, 1898-1932 Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf Bernacchi, Louis Charles, 1876-1942. Letter, 1936 Sep. 7, London, to Prof. [W.H.] Hobbs [Ann Arbor]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Koettlitz, Reginald, 1861-1916. Autograph album, 1824-1900. New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn British National Antarctic Expedition collection, 1899-1964 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Janet Crawford collection, 1979 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Sir George Newnes collection, 1899-1901 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Sir Joseph Larmor collection, 1905 Scott Polar Research Institute
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associatedWith Bernacchi Louis Charles 1876-1942 person
associatedWith Borchgrevink Carsten Egeberg 1864-1957 person
associatedWith British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900 corporateBody
associatedWith British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-1904 corporateBody
associatedWith Carsten Egeberg Borchgrevink person
associatedWith Crawford Janet person
associatedWith Doorly Gerald Stokely 1880-1956 person
associatedWith Hobbs, William Herbert, 1864-1952. person
associatedWith Koettlitz, Reginald, 1861-1916. person
associatedWith Markham Clements Robert 1830-1916 person
associatedWith Melby Axel person
associatedWith Melby, Axel person
associatedWith Newnes George 1851-1910 person
associatedWith Scott Robert Falcon 1868-1912 person
associatedWith Sir George Newnes person
associatedWith Sir Joseph Larmor person
associatedWith Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962. person
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Birth 1876-11-08

Death 1942-04-24

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