Mill, Hugh Robert, 1861-1950

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Hugh Robert Mill was born at Thurso, Scotland, on 28 May 1861. He read chemistry and physics at Edinburgh University and specialised in marine chemistry, working on the scientific reports of the Challenger expedition under Sir John Murray. In 1887, he became lecturer in geography and physiography at Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh, and four years later, published The realm of nature, an important textbook of scientific geography. In 1892, he was appointed librarian of the Royal Geographical Society, where one of his first tasks was to draw up a set of instructions for naturalists visiting the Antarctic regions. Soon afterwards, he recommended William Speirs Bruce and Charles William Donald as naturalists for the British whaling exploration (from Dundee), 1892-1893. He was also responsible for the Antarctic bibliography, published in The Antarctic manual for the use of the expedition of 1901 . On Robert Falcon Scott's invitation, he accompanied the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904, to Madeira in order to give practical instruction in meteorology and oceanography to the scientific staff.

Mill resigned his post with the Royal Geographical Society to become Director of the British Rainfall Organization, a post which he occupied from 1901 until 1919, when he handed over the work to the Meteorological Office. He was a member of many scientific societies and for eight years was British representative on the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. In 1901, he was appointed President of the Geography Section of the British Association, and in 1907 became President of the Royal Meteorological Society, receiving the society's Symons Memorial Medal in 1918. Mill was closely involved with the Scott Polar Research Institute from its foundation, becoming a member of the Institute's Committee of Management in 1926 and Chairman of the Committee from 1930 until 1939. On his retirement, he presented the Institute with his unique collection of Antarctic books. Throughout his life, he maintained personal friendships with many Polar explorers and acquired an expert knowledge of Antarctic exploration. He died in East Grinstead on 5 April 1950.

Published work, The siege of the South Pole, the story of Antarctic exploration by Hugh Robert Mill, Alston Rivers, London (1905) SPRI Library Shelf (7)91(091)[1905] The realm of nature, an outline of physiography by Hugh Robert Mill, John Murray London (1907) SPRI Library Shelf 551.4 'A bibliography of Antarctic exploration and research' by Hugh Robert Mill in The Antarctic manual for the use of the expedition of 1901 edited by George Murray, Royal Geographical Society, London (1901) SPRI Library Shelf (7) The Record of the Royal Geographical Society 1830-1930 by Hugh Robert Mill, Royal Geographical Society, London (1930) SPRI Library Shelf 061.2[GB Royal Geographical Society] The life of Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, CVO, OBE, (Mil), LlD. by Hugh Robert Mill, William Heinemann Ltd. London (1924) SPRI Library Shelf 92[Shackleton, E.H.]

From the guide to the Hugh Robert Mill collection, 1897-1943, (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge)

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referencedIn Carsten Egeberg Borchgrevink collection Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn George von Neumayer collection, 1895-1905 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Henry Watkins collection, 1913 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Leonard Darwin collection, 1909-1931 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn George Clarke Simpson collection, 1902-1954 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Sir George Newnes collection, 1899-1901 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Bjorn Helland-Hansen collection, 1909 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Dorothea Plute collection, 1935-1945 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn James Marr collection, 1922-1940 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Antoni Dobrowolski collection, 1917 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Augustine Courtauld collection, 1926-1935 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Gerhard Schott collection, 1901 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn James Francis [Frank] Hurley collection, 1912-1917 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Hugh Robert Mill collection, 1897-1943 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn collection, 1926-1930 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Henryk Arctowski collection, 1896-1940 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Joseph Russell Stenhouse collection, 1914-1920 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Colin Bertram collection, 1932-1952 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Gerald Doorly collection, 1901 - 1929 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Charles Maynard collection, 1918-1922 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Archie Mclean collection, 1917 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Dr Leonard Hussey collection, 1914-1950 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Margaret Dow collection, 1924-1940 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Henry Douglas collection, 1928 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Donald Matthews collection, 1912-1913 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn James Hayes collection, 1924-1935 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn James Scott collection, 1930-1932 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Sir Raymond Priestley collection, 1907-1974 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Reginald William James collection, 1914 - 1957 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Owen Burne collection, 1922 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Robert Peary collection, 1897-1909 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn William Speirs Bruce collection, 1892 - 1919 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Vilhjalmur Stefansson collection, 1903-1928 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn William Morris Colles Papers, 1888-1928. Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
referencedIn G S Lysaght collection, 1922 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Richard Cyriax collection, 1937-1944 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn W L G Joerg collection, 1930 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn James Mann Wordie collection, 1914-1958 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Benjamin Leigh Smith collection, 1855-1882 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Fridtjof Nansen collection, 1893-1925 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Thomas Robertson collection, 1897 - 1913 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Rupert Gould collection, 1921-1949 Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf Hugh Robert Mill collection, 1897-1943 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Richard Byrd collection, 1928-1939 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Emily Shackleton collection, 1885-1935 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn John Walter Gregory collection, 1899-1904 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Alexander Stevens collection, 1914-1929 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Lincoln Ellsworth collection, 1936 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Thomas Wyatt Bagshawe collection, 1920-1939 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Nicetas Petrides collection, 1923 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Douglas Mawson collection, 1903-1948 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn F Cunthekaas collection, 1929 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Colles, William Morris, 1855-1926. William Morris Colles papers, 1888-1928. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Arthur Hinks collection, 1920-1923 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn C W Bailie collection, 1892 Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf Mill, Hugh Robert, 1861-1950. Letter, 1930 May 21, East Grinstead [Eng.] to [W.H.] Hobbs [Ann Arbor]. University of Michigan
referencedIn Robert Bartlett collection, 1930-1937 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn J F Child collection, 1897 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Andrew Keith Jack collection, 1914 - 1938 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Lee Keedick collection, 1920 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Alfred Hutchinson collection, 1922 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Andrew Coats collection, 1898-1913 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Jeannette Mirsky collection, 1935 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Albrecht Penck collection, 1910-1913 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Ralph Copeland collection, 1891-1897 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Reginald Koettlitz collection, 1894 - 1903 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn August Horowitz collection, 1935-1945 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Bjarne Aagaard collection, 1911-1949 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Edwin Balch collection, 1909-1913 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn William Hobbs collection, 1922-1941 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn John Lachlan Cope collection, 1919-1926 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn William Beardmore collection, 1922 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Sir Erasmus Ommanney collection, 1857-1902 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Rupert England collection, 1907-1924 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn David Orme Masson collection, 1911-1922 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Reginald Skelton collection, 1899 - 1950 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Robert Falcon Scott collection, 1889-1966 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Douglas George Jeffrey collection, 1921-1923 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Hope Guthrie collection, 1922-1923 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Adolphus Greely collection, 1912-1927 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn John Bartholomew collection, 1904 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Edward MacKenzie collection, 1938 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Isaiah Bowman collection, 1929-1939 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn David Gray collection, 1876-1892 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn William Goodenough collection, 1936 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn George Deacon collection, 1937-1941 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn J Austin Hussey collection, 1922-1923 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn George Murray collection, 1893-1905 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Vincent Baddeley collection, 1932 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn John Robert Francis Wild collection, 1873-1939 Scott Polar Research Institute
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Death 1950-04-05

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