Reginald Skelton collection 1899 - 1950
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Shackleton, Ernest Henry, 1874-1922
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...
Skelton, Reginald William, 1872-1956
Reginald William Skelton was born in Lincolnshire in 1872. He was a senior engineer in the Royal Navy, serving on board HMS Majestic with Robert Falcon Scott, when he joined the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 (led by Scott), as the ship's chief engineer. He supervised the fitting-out of the expedition ship Discovery and took part in several sledge journeys during the expedition, discovering the first known breeding place of emperor penguins while sledging to Cape C...
Discovery (Steam yacht)
Day Bernard C. b 1884
Scott, Robert Falcon, 1868-1912
Epithet: Captain British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001512.0x00006d ...
Wilson, Edward, 1872-1912
Edward Adrian Wilson was born in Cheltenham, England on 23 July 1872, second son of a respected Cheltenham medical practitioner. He was educated at Cheltenham College and studied natural science and medicine at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and St. George's Hospital, London. In 1898, he was diagnosed with tuberculosis and spent several months convalescing in Norway and Switzerland, giving him the opportunity to hone his skills as a watercolour artist and wildlife illustrator...
British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-1904
Barne Michael 1877-1961
Charcot Jean-Baptiste 1876-1936
British Antarctic Expedition (1898-1900)
Markham, Clements R. (Clements Robert), Sir, 1830-1916
Markham was the secretary to the Royal Geographical Society at the time of this letter. From the description of Correspondence to Daniel Garrison Brinton, 1885. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 226054113 1844 joined the Royal Navy as a cadet, sailed on HMS Collingwood to South America; 1850 transferred to the Arctic squadron; 1850-1851 sailed on the Assistance in search of Captain Sir John Franklin; 1852-1853 explored and researched in P...
Mill, Hugh Robert, 1861-1950
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...