This project would survey three of our major polar collections; (1) the papers of Dr William Speirs Bruce, (1867-1921) the oceanographer and explorer of the Weddell Sea region (2) the records of the expedition of HMS Challenger in 1872-1876, with numerous drawings and photographs (3) the archives of the whaling firm Christian Salvesen Ltd, which include log books and descriptions of the remote regions such as South Georgia where their business was conducted. The scoping and survey work will assess the condition of these three key collections, conduct basic rehousing and identify any advanced conservation requirements for future priority attention, as well as enhance our description and knowledge of these important collections.

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
May 2021 GREEN 0.0 days 0.0 days 0.0

Project Info

Project
Exploring and scoping the Polar archival collections of William Speirs Bruce, the 1872-1876 expedition of HMS Challenger
Code
LUC052
Programme
Library & Collections - Centre for Research Collections (LUCCRC)
Management Office
ISG PMO
Project Manager
Lorraine McLoughlin
Project Sponsor
Rachel Hosker
Current Stage
Execute
Status
Not Started
Start Date
01-Mar-2021
Planning Date
n/a
Delivery Date
n/a
Close Date
31-Aug-2021
Overall Priority
Normal

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