British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 1907-1909


British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 1907-1909

Expedition material (5 volumes, 65 leaves, 4 maps)



SNAC Resource ID: 6285111

Scott Polar Research Institute

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Mackay, Alister Forbes, 1878-1914 (person)

Alister Forbes Mackay was born in Argyllshire, Scotland in 1877. He served as a trooper in the South African War before joining the Royal Navy as surgeon. In 1907, he was selected for the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 (leader Ernest Henry Shackleton), as surgeon. In March 1908, Mackay was a member of the party making the first ascent of Mount Erebus (3794 metres). Shackleton decided that one of the major journeys during the coming months should be to the South Magnetic Pol...

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Philip Lee Brocklehurst was born in Swythamley Park, Staffordshire on 7 March 1887, becoming the second baronet in 1903. In 1906, while an undergraduate at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, he met Ernest Henry Shackleton and the following year joined the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 (led by Shackleton), as a scientific assistant. Badly frostbitten feet prevented him from making the first ascent of Mount Erebus, but the subsequent amputation of his toe did not prevent him from part...

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