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Thomas Orde-Lees diary

Identifier: Mss-185
Stefansson Mss-185

  • Staff Only


The collection contains Thomas Orde Lees diary, recording events during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1917) on which he served. Includes a ten-page incomplete typescript continuation of the diary which takes the story through Orde-Lees' rescue. This diary was used by the expedition leader, Sir Ernest Shackleton, in his book "South" and certain passages are marked by Orde-Lees for easy reference. A preservation photocopy of the diary is also included.


  • 1915 - 1916


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


.5 linear ft. (2 boxes)

14 Digital File(s)

Language of Materials


Additional Description


Thomas H. Orde-Lees (1877-1958), serviceman and member of Shakleton's expedition. Consist of the diary he kept during the expedition, some of which was used by Shackleton for his book "South." A preservation photocopy of the diary is also included.

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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