James Mann Wordie collection 1914-1958


James Mann Wordie collection 1914-1958

Expedition material (52 leaves, 3 charts) correspondence (49 leaves) and papers (Circa 100 leaves)



SNAC Resource ID: 6285495

Scott Polar Research Institute

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Shackleton, Ernest Henry, 1874-1922

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Ernest Shackleton, leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition and part of two other Antarctic expeditions, acquired Polaris after her owner's financial trouble. Renamed Endurance after the Shackleton family motto Fortitudine vincimus (By Endurance we Conquer), she sailed intending to accomplish the first land crossing of the Antarctic continent. She departed for her final voyage on December 15, 1914 but progress was slow, averaging about 30 miles per day through pack ice. A month later, w...

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James Mann Wordie

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James Mann Wordie was born on 26 April 1889 at Partick, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He studied geology at Glasgow University and St. John's College, Cambridge. In 1913 he visited the Yukon and Alaska, and the following year joined the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition [Weddell Sea Party], 1914-1916 (leader Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton), as geologist and chief of scientific staff. After Endurance was crushed in the pack ice of the Weddell Sea, the crew lived for six months on drifting ic...

Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Weddell Sea 1914-1916

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Endurance (Steam yacht)

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Wordie, J. M. (James Mann), Sir, 1889-1962

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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 Geogr...