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Search the Archive Catalogue

Search the Archive Catalogue

Search the catalogue

Our collections are listed on both the Archives Portal Europe and on the Archives Hub:

Please note that when using these catalogues the first part of the entry is only an overview and GB15 is not a reference number for the items to order. You need to look for reference numbers beginning MS which can usually be found in the scope and content part of the records.

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How to search:

When searching the SPRI archive catalogue on these sites entries are listed alphabetically by their author and provide both a general over view and then a detailed listing for the majority of items in our collection.

Catalogue entries give a overview and then are usually split into expeditions / correspondence / miscellaneous papers. It is within the scope and content fields of these parts that you will find the detailed listings of items in our collections:

Example: GB 15 Robert Falcon Scott

This number relates only to the author and should not be used for ordering documents.

Example: MS 366/12/3;ER Rough draft of instructions to Lieutenant Shackleton, 17 February 1902

This is a valid reference number for a document it can be found in the Scope and Content part of the catalogue.

This is the information that should be used for ordering documents.

Please be aware that you will also be able to find collections held in other archives beyond SPRI by using these sites.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, please do contact us to discuss your research.

Document request form

Do you know what you want to see when you visit?

If you have the MS numbers (eg MS 100/34/5;D),the author anda brief description then you can send us a completed item request form once you've had your desk booking confirmed.

Other SPRI collections

You can search and browse the catalogues for the other SPRI research collections as well: