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Manning, Thomas Henry, 1911-1998



  • Existence: 1911 - 1998

Thomas Henry Manning was born on December 11, 1911 In Northampton, England. He was educated at Harrow School and Cambridge University. In the summer of 1931, he traveled in Iceland and the Faroe Islands. The following year, he hiked from France to Norway, then hiked and rode reindeer through Sweden and Finland. After arriving in the former U.S.S.R, he was arrested and imprisoned, before being deported. In 1933, Manning traveled to Hudson Bay's Southampton Island. Here, he surveyed and conducted geographical research for the Royal Geographical Society, and studied birds for the British Museum. Three years later, he led the British-Canadian Arctic Expedition, serving as the expedition's surveyor and zoologist. In 1941, Manning was commissioned as a lieutenant with the Royal Canadian Navy. After the war, Manning worked for the Canadian Geodetic Survey, Defense Research Board, National Museum of Canada, and the Canadian Wildlife Service. He led several expeditions during this time. Manning was director of the Arctic Institute of North America in 1955-1956. Manning died on November 8, 1998.

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"Western Baffin Island," manuscript

Stefansson Mss-78
Identifier: Mss-78
Overview Thomas Henry Manning (1911-1998), biologist and geographer. Consist of Manning's essay on the exploration of Baffin Island and his own work in the area entitled "Western Baffin Island."