Eric Douglas collection 1929-1936


Eric Douglas collection 1929-1936

Expedition material (2 volumes, 8 leaves)



SNAC Resource ID: 6285293

Scott Polar Research Institute

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Ellsworth, Lincoln, 1880-1951 (person)

Lincoln Ellsworth (b. May 12, 1880, Chicago, Illinois-d. May 26, 1951, New York City), American explorer, engineer, and scientist. Ellsworth led the first trans-Arctic (1926) and trans-Antarctic (1935) air crossings. He first attempted to fly over the North Pole in 1925 with Roald Amundsen. Their planes were forced down onto the ice short of their goal, and the explorers spent 30 days trapped on the surface. In 1926, Ellsworth accompanied Amundsen on his second effort to fly over the Pole in th...

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Mawson, Douglas, Sir, 1882-1958 (person)

Sir Douglas Mawson (1882-1958) was an Antarctic explorer and geologist. Member, Shackleton's expedition, 1907. Leader, Australian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914. Appointed Professor of Geology, Adelaide University, 1920. Leader, B.A.N.Z. Antarctic Research Expedition 1929-1931. Married 1914 Francisca Adriana (Paquita) Delprat (1891-1974), author of A Vision of Steel (1958) and Mawson of the Antarctic (1964). From the description of Papers of Sir Douglas and Lady Paquita Mawson [manus...

Gilbert Eric Douglas (person)

(Gilbert) Eric Douglas was born on 6 December 1902 in Victoria, Australia. He joined the Australian Flying Corps as an air mechanic, qualifying as a pilot officer in the Royal Australian Air Force in 1927 and receiving his commission two years later. He served as second pilot in RRS Discovery on the British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition, 1929-1931 (leader Sir Douglas Mawson), flying a Gypsy Moth floatplane over the coast of East Antarctica. Do...