Carsten Egeberg Borchgrevink collection, [1896-1933]


Carsten Egeberg Borchgrevink collection, [1896-1933]

The collection comprises of material relating to the British Antarctic Expedition, 1898-1900 (led by Borchgrevink), general correspondence with other polar explorers and miscellaneous documents.

Expedition material (5 leaves), correspondence (12 leaves), certificates (1 leaf)

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Borchgrevink, Carsten Egeberg, 1864-1934 (person)

Carsten Egeberg Borchgrevink was born in Oslo, Norway, on December 1, 1864, the son of a Norwegian father and an English mother. He enrolled as a student at the Royal Forestry School in Saxony in 1885 and at the age of twenty-four emigrated to Australia. Initially, he worked on government survey teams in Queensland and New South Wales before becoming a teacher of languages and natural science in New South Wales. In 1894 Borchgrevink volunteered as seaman, seal-shooter and naturalist for the N...