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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


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Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


.5 linear ft. (2 boxes)

14 Digital File(s)

Language of Materials



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

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