Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton collection 1874-1992


Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton collection 1874-1992

Expedition material (18 volumes, 4 microfilm, circa 240 leaves) correspondence (circa 500 leaves, 1 volume) papers and biographical information (130 leaves & 1 map)



SNAC Resource ID: 6285843

Scott Polar Research Institute

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Shackleton, Ernest Henry, 1874-1922 (person)

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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Worsley, Frank Arthur, 1872-1943 (person)

Joint leader of the British Arctic Expedition, 1925. From the description of Journal and log-books [microform]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225845758 Captain of "Endurance" on the British Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917, under the command of Sir Ernest Shackleton. From the description of Journals [microform]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225845749 Frank Arthur Worsley was born at Akaroa, New Zealand, on 22 ...

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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...

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The British Antarctic Expedition of 1907-1909, also known as the The Nimrod Expedition, was the first of three successful expeditions to the Antarctic led by Ernest Shackleton. Its main target, among a range of geographical and scientific objectives, was to be first to the South Pole. This was not attained, but the expedition's southern march reached a Farthest South latitude of 88° 23' S, just 97.5 nautical miles (180.6 km; 112.2 mi) from the pole. This was by far the longest southern polar jou...

Wilson, Edward, 1872-1912 (person)

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...

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Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton and others (person)

Ernest Henry Shackleton was born on 15 February 1874 in Kilkea, Ireland, one of six children of Anglo-Irish parents. The family moved from their farm to Dublin, where his father, Henry studied medicine. On qualifying in 1884, Henry took up a practice in south London, and between 1887 and 1890, Ernest was educated at Dulwich College. On leaving school, he entered the merchant service, serving in the square-rigged ship Hoghton Tower until 1894 when he transferred to tramp steamers. In...

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