Clements Markham proposal for an Antarctic manual
The collection contains Sir Clements Markham's handwritten proposal for a compendium of useful information to accompany the British National Antarctic Expedition of 1901. The completed manual was edited by George Murray and published by the Royal Geographic Society in 1901. Markham provided the preface to the published volume. The idea for the proposal was fashioned after the arctic manual carried on the 1875 Nares expedition to Ellesmere Island. Markham's submission proposes botanical, geological, meteorological and geographical topics. The published volume was carried on the expedition by Robert Falcon Scott on RRS Discovery.
The proposal is accompanied by a July 27, 1903 letter from John Walter Gregory, then at the University of Melbourne, to a Miss Smith concerning the transfer of the document to her.
- Markham, Clements R., 1830-1916 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.
.25 linear ft. (1 box)
Language of Materials
Consists of Sir Clements Markham's handwritten proposal for a compendium of useful information to accompany the British National Antarctic Expedition of 1901.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lincoln Ellsworth Fund; Purchase; 2013
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