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There are 2,041 items in this collection, of which 150 are shown below. Use the navigation to view more pages.

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Cotton case

Record: M: 2011/2

A cotton case, perhaps a book jacket or album cover, made by Dorothy Irving Bell to commemorate the members of the Polar Party of the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Tea caddy

Record: M: 2011/3/1

A tea caddy commemorating the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova). Colour-printed with Scott in sledging gear, busts of Wilson, Bowers, Oates and Evans, and a description of the fate of the Polar Party.

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Matchbox

Record: M: 2011/3/2

An empty cardboard matchbox inside an enamelled metal matchbox holder with a design of three penguins.

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Beer bottle

Record: M: 2011/5

An empty bottle of 'Captain Oates' dark aromatic oat mild ale with a picture of L.E.G. Oates, brewed by the Brown Cow Brewery in Selby, North Yorkshire.

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Beer bottle

Record: M: 2011/6

An empty bottle of 'Arctica' pale ale with a picture of Tom Crean on the front, brewed and bottled for the Endurance Brewing Company by the Mercury Brewing and Distribution Company, Inc. of Ipswich, Massachusetts.

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Jug

Record: M: 2013/1

A white porcelain jug with a picture of the statue at Christchurch of Captain Scott by Kathleen Scott. Made by Victoria of Czechoslovakia in the 1950s.

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Beer bottle

Record: M: 2013/2

An empty bottle of 'Spirit of Scott 1912-2012' beer, brewed and bottled by Dartmoor Brewery, to commemorate the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Biscuit

Record: M: 2013/5

An empty cardboard packet of 'Captain Scotts Expedition Biscuits' made by Huntley & Palmers in 2013. Huntley & Palmers baked the biscuits that were taken on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova), and recreated these biscuits to the same recipe in 2013 (with the exception of the substition of vegetable oil for lard).

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Plaque

Record: M: 2014/1a-b

A metal wall plaque, marked 'Armade de Chile', on a wooden mount (a) in a dark blue cardboard box (b). The plaque was given to SPRI by the Director General of the Maritime Territory and Merchant Marine of Chile in 2014.

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Whimsies

Record: M: 2014/2/1-8

A set of eight polar whimsies, consisting of three polar bears (M: 2014/1-3), two huskies (M: 2014/4-5), a penguin (M: 2014/6), a walrus (M: 2014/7) and a seal (M: 2014/8).

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Duffle inner

Record: N: 10

A medium duffle inner with light blue stitching, to be worn in combination with socks. Supplied by the Hudson's Bay Company. The inner is labelled 'G.C.L. Bertram', and was worn by him during the journey down King George VI Sound on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Dog harness hook

Record: N: 1029

A galvanised metal snap hook and swivel, suitable for dog chains and the ends of harness traces.

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Crampon

Record: N: 102a-b

A pair of crampons, metal and leather, each with five metal spikes. This was the first type of crampon made in England for the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). The design was found to be unsuitable as it allowed snow to get between the footwear and the crampon.

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Crampon

Record: N: 102c

A single crampon, metal and leather, with five metal spikes. This was the first type of crampon made in England for the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). The design was found to be unsuitable as it allowed snow to get between the footwear and the crampon. The initials 'TW' have been scratched into the side of this crampon.

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Dog collar

Record: N: 1030

An orange-brown leather dog collar, made by A. Garstin & Co. Ltd. of London. This type of collar was supplied to the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1945.

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Dog chain

Record: N: 1032

A dog chain made at H.M. Dockyard, Chatham for the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1945. This type of chain was supplied to Base D (Hope Bay) and Base E (Stonington Island). The chain is stored in a cotton bag marked 'Camp and Sports Cooperators'.

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Wallet

Record: N: 1034

A beige canvas notebook wallet used by Robert Falcon Scott on the South Pole journey of the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova). It was brought back by the search party in 1912.

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Flag

Record: N: 1038

A black flag from the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition 1910-12 (Fram) found near the South Pole and brought back by Dr Edward Adrian Wilson on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Reckoning

Record: N: 1039

Amundsen's reckoning of his position on 15th December 1911 found tied to the black flag (N: 1038) by Captain Scott's party, Terra Nova Expedition 1910-13.

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Crampon

Record: N: 103a-b

A pair of crampons, metal and leather, each with five metal spikes. This was the first type of crampon made in England for the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). The design was found to be unsuitable as it allowed snow to get between the footwear and the crampon.

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Silk slips

Record: N: 1040

Slips of silk taken from the seams of the Norwegian tent at the South Pole used by the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition 1910-12 (Fram). They were taken by Dr Edward Adrian Wilson on 18 January 1912 during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Mirror

Record: N: 1042

A hand mirror taken by E.A. Wilson on the farthest south sledge journey of the British National Antarctic Expedition 1091-04 (Discovery). Wilson used this mirror when suffering from snow-blindness to treat his own eyes.

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Sponge

Record: N: 1043

A muslin bag containing pieces of sponge used by E.A. Wilson on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). When his sponges wore out during his three years in the Antarctic, Wilson collected the pieces and sewed them up in the muslin.

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Record: N: 1044

A beige canvas wallet used by Edward Adrian Wilson for his journal on the South Pole journey of the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova). It was brought back by the search party. The journal itself is in the British Library.

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Wallet

Record: N: 1045

A 'timinoggy bag' used by Edward Adrian Wilson during the South Pole journey on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova). It was brought back by the search party in 1912.

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Food bag

Record: N: 1049

A drawstring canvas food bag, daubed with the initial 'W' in red, used by Edward Adrian Wilson during the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Crampon

Record: N: 104a-b

A pair crampon-shoes used during the Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition 1921-22 (Quest).

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Ditty bag

Record: N: 1050

A housewife or 'ditty bag' for repairing clothes which belonged to Captain R.F. Scott and was used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Sledge repair outfit

Record: N: 1051

A sledge repair kit consisting of a canvas roll case (a) and five tools: file (b), tightening lever (c), spanner (d), bradawl (e) and gimlet (f). Used by Captain Scott on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Flag

Record: N: 1052

A black flag used to mark depots during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Coal sample

Record: N: 1053a-d

Four coal specimens from Mount Buckley, Beadmore Glacier, Antarctica, collected during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Watch

Record: N: 1054

A stopwatch with a metal casing and white enamel face. It was used with a sextant by Captain Frank Worsley for navigating the James Caird during the boat journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia in 1916 during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-16 (Endurance).

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Sun compass

Record: N: 1055

A sun compass made and used during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Sole

Record: N: 105a

A specially-strengthened canvas sole with metal spikes, for wearing over finnesko when travelling over rough or slippery ice. Designed by members of the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) and made by Edgar Evans and William Lashly.

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Sole

Record: N: 105b

A specially-strengthened canvas sole with metal spikes, for wearing over finnesko when travelling over rough or slippery ice. Designed by members of the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) and made by Edgar Evans and William Lashly.

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Sole

Record: N: 105c

A specially-strengthened canvas sole with metal spikes, for wearing over finnesko when travelling over rough or slippery ice. Designed by members of the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) and made by Edgar Evans and William Lashly.

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Anorak

Record: N: 1060

A lightweight khaki-green anorak (pullover-style) with hood, made by Benjamin Edgington of London. This type of anorak was supplied to the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1946.

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Dog harness hook

Record: N: 1062

A spring hook with swivel for dog chains, supplied by M. Mallock & Sons Ltd. of London. This type of hook was used by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey for dog chains in 1946.

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Dog harness ring

Record: N: 1063

A galvanised iron ring for dog chains, supplied by M. Mallock & Sons Ltd. of London. This type of ring was used by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1946.

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Sledge

Record: N: 1079a

A dog sledge fitted with brake, handlebars and compass bracket. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Sledge bag

Record: N: 1079b

A canvas sledge bag for hanging off the handlebars of a sledge. Part of the equipment as used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Ration box

Record: N: 1079c

A five man ration box, number 44. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Ration box

Record: N: 1079d

A five man ration box, number 34. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Ration box

Record: N: 1079e

A five man ration box, number 66. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Ration box

Record: N: 1079f

A five man ration box, number 115. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Ration box

Record: N: 1079g

A five man ration box, number 24. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Dog pemmican box

Record: N: 1079h

A wooden box for dog pemmican. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Dog pemmican box

Record: N: 1079i

A wooden box for dog pemmican. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Dog pemmican box

Record: N: 1079j

A wooden box for dog pemmican. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Dog pemmican box

Record: N: 1079k

A wooden box for dog pemmican. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Dog pemmican box

Record: N: 1079l

A wooden box for dog pemmican. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Dog pemmican box

Record: N: 1079m

A wooden box for dog pemmican. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Dog pemmican box

Record: N: 1079n

A wooden box for dog pemmican. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Dog pemmican box

Record: N: 1079o

A wooden box for dog pemmican. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Dog pemmican box

Record: N: 1079p

A wooden box for dog pemmican. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Tent

Record: N: 1079q

A pyramid tent (single layer), a groundsheet, four tent poles, six wooden tent pegs and three lengths of rope/cord in a tent bag. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used by British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37.

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Snow shovel

Record: N: 1079r

A snow shovel with a metal head and wooden handle, made by Spear & Jackson. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Ski pole

Record: N: 1079s

A wooden ski pole with a bamboo shaft. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used by British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

Ice axe

Record: N: 1079t

A long-handled ice axe, marked 'Robert Lawrie Ltd'. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Trace

Record: N: 1079u

A central trope trace. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Kit bag

Record: N: 1079v

A personal kit big. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Bedding roll

Record: N: 1079w

A bedding roll. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Rope

Record: N: 1079x

A rope for lashing loads on to a sledge. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used by the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Dog pemmican box

Record: N: 1079y

A wooden box for dog pemmican. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Dog pemmican box

Record: N: 1079z

A wooden box for dog pemmican. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Biscuit

Record: N: 107c

A sledging biscuit in a metal tin with a glass front. The biscuit was made to a special formula of Huntley and Palmers Ltd. and Edward Wilson for use during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Bedding roll

Record: N: 1080

A reindeer skin sleeping bag used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Sledge

Record: N: 1083

A sledge used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Sledge

Record: N: 1084

A sledge used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Harness

Record: N: 1086

A white textile man-hauling harness. Used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Sledge

Record: N: 1087

A sledge used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Dog chain

Record: N: 1089

A dog chain made at H.M. Dockyard, Chatham for the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1946. The chain was supplied by A.J. Pratt & Sons Ltd. and the shackles by M. Mallock & Sons. This type of chain was supplied to Base D (Hope Bay) and Base E (Stonington Island). The chain is stored in a cotton bag marked 'Camp and Sports Cooperators'.

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Wristlet

Record: N: 1090a-b

A pair of olive green knitted woollen wristlets. Used by B.B. Roberts during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Dog bell

Record: N: 1091a

A small spherical dog harness bell, made by Drury Brothers of London, as supplied to the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1946. This was one of the first batch of dog bells to be made in the UK.

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Dog bell

Record: N: 1091b

A small spherical dog harness bell, made by Drury Brothers of London, as supplied to the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1946. This was one of the first batch of dog bells to be made in the UK.

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Plate

Record: N: 1102

A tin plate used by Lieutenant Charles Royds on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Thermometer

Record: N: 1118

A thermometer in a wooden holder which was used by Lieutenant Charles Royds on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).-04.

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Housewife

Record: N: 1119

A housewife belonging to Lieutenant Charles Royds and used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Belt

Record: N: 1120

A leather hunting belt with a whistle, pouch, pipe holder and pipe, and penknife.It belonged to Charles Royds and was used during the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Pannikin and cup

Record: N: 1121

An aluminium pannikin (1) and drinking cup (2) for sledging, which belonged to Lieutenant Charles Royds and was used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). The initials 'C.W.R.R.' and the name 'Royds' are scratched on the base of each.

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Eye shades

Record: N: 1122

A pair of eye shades belonging to Lieutenant Charles Royds and used by him during the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Dog harness

Record: N: 1123

A Siberian-type textile dog harness with a metal swivel and wooden toggles. Used during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Dog harness

Record: N: 1124

A Siberian-type textile dog harness with a metal swivel and wooden toggles. Used during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Strap

Record: N: 1125

A green canvas strap used for fixing a cooker to the top of an instrument box on a sledge. It was used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Strap

Record: N: 1126

A green canvas strap used for fixing a cooker to the top of an instrument box on a sledge. It was used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Strap

Record: N: 1127

A green canvas strap used for fixing a cooker to the top of an instrument box on a sledge. It was used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Harness

Record: N: 1128

A white textile man-hauling harness, with a wooden toggle. Used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Lantern

Record: N: 113

A lantern made by Lieutenant Charles Royds on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). It was possibly used by Royds for reading the meteorological instruments in high winds.

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Pony snowshoe

Record: N: 1130

A pony snowshoe, made of bamboo and leather, used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova). One of two (N: 24a-b). Success or failure of the snowshoes was largely dependent on the temperament of the pony.

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Dog chain

Record: N: 1131

A dog chain used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Bag

Record: N: 1132

A food depot bag of the type used during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova). Attached to the bag is a leather label with 'B. Armytage' written in ink. Bertram Armytage was in charge of the ponies on the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09 (Nimrod), and committed suicide in 1910 - the bag may therefore have been used on the Nimrod expedition.

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Bag

Record: N: 1133

A food depot bag of the type used during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Pony head collar

Record: N: 1134

A leather pony head collar used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Medal

Record: N: 1137a-b

An Edward VII-issue silver Polar Medal with two bars (Antarctic 1902-04 and Antarctic 1910-13), awarded to Edward Adrian Wilson for the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) and British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova). The medal and Discovery bar (a) are separate from the ribbon and Terra Nova bar (b).

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Medal

Record: N: 1138

A Royal Geographical Society Patron's Medal (George V issue), in a dark blue case, awarded posthumously to Edward Adrian Wilson for the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) and presented to Mrs Wilson in 1913. The medal was awarded for Wilson's 'excellent work in the study of the zoology of the Antarctic ... and for his skill as an artist.'

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Medal

Record: N: 1139

A Royal Geographical Society Special Award awarded to Edward Adrian Wilson. It is a silver copy of the gold Scott Medal awarded to Captain Robert Falcon Scott in 1904 for the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901–04 (Discovery).

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Sledge wheel

Record: N: 114

A sledge wheel of the type used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) and taken to the Antarctic by Douglas Mawson during the British Australian and New Zealand Research Expedition 1929-31.

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Medal

Record: N: 1140

A Royal Geographical Society Special Award, awarded posthumously to Edward Adrian Wilson and presented to Mrs Wilson in 1913. It is a silver copy of the gold Scott Medal awarded posthumously to Captain Robert Falcon Scott in 1913 for the British Antarctic Expedition 1910–13 (Terra Nova).

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Medal

Record: N: 1141

A silver copy of the King Umberto Gold Medal awarded by the Royal Geographical Society of Italy to Edward Adrian Wilson, with a red case. The King Umberto Gold Medal was awarded by the Royal Geographical Society of Italy in honour of Captain R.F. Scott and presented by the Italian Ambassador to Lady Scott on 10 November 1913. Silver copies were presented to the wives/mothers of the rest of the Polar Party at the same time. This medal was presented to Mrs Wilson.

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Seal

Record: N: 1146

A plaster impression from a copper seal commemorating the voyage of the Jane and Beaufoy led by Captain James Weddell 1822-24. Mounted on a wooden board. It is believed that the original seal was made for Weddell's private use.

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Sledge

Record: N: 1147

A wooden sledge used by Captain Robert Falcon Scott for the western journey 1903-04 during the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Theodolite

Record: N: 115a

Theodolite used during British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Expedition (BANZARE), 1930-31. Made by Carl Zeiss of Jena, and marked 'No. 16166'. A surveying instrument with a rotating telescope for measuring horizontal and vertical angles. The horizontal circle and vertical semi-circle are both divided into degrees (360 in a full circle) with scales for division into minutes (60 in a degree).

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Theodolite

Record: N: 115b-i

A wooden box (b) for a theodolite (N: 115a) and used during the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition 1930-31. Inside the box are various attachments and tools for the theodolite: brush (c), spanner (d), compass (e), plum bob (f), light bulb (g), cable (h), and pin (i). The theodolite was made by Carl Zeiss of Jena and is marked 'Nr 16166'.

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Theodolite

Record: N: 115f

A plum bob, part of equipment for a theodolite (N: 115) used during the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition 1930-31. The theodolite was made by Carl Zeiss of Jena, and is marked 'No. 16166'.

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Strap

Record: N: 117

A green canvas strap with a wooden toggle for fastening articles onto a sledge in low temperatures. It was used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Sledge, model

Record: N: 1188

A 1:4 scale model of a Nansen type sledge as supplied to the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey. It was made by Airwork Joinery of Hounslow.

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Dog whip

Record: N: 1189

A 40-foot leather dog whip with a wooden handle, made by A. Garstin & Co. Ltd. of London. This type of whip was supplied to the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1945, 1946 and 1947.

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Primus stove

Record: N: 1191

A Primus stove in seven parts: the burner, cooking ring (which doesn’t appear to be original to the stove), burner ring, three supporting legs, and a separate metal box. The Primus was made by B.A. Hjorth & Co. of Sweden, and was used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Ski

Record: N: 1192a-b

A pair of wooden skis with Huitfeldt bindings, made by L.H. Hagen & Co. of Oslo. They are carved with the intials 'R.F.S.' They belonged to Robert Falcon Scott and were used by him on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Goggles

Record: N: 1194

A pair of wooden Inuit-style snow goggles with cross-shaped slits, marked 'R.F.S'. Used by Robert Falcon Scott on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Bag

Record: N: 1195

A linen tea bag used for carrying geological specimens on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova). It was taken to the South Pole by Captain Scott 1911-12 and brought back by the search party.

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Plate

Record: N: 1196

A warming plate with a hollow base to contain hot water. Made for and used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Made by Doulton and Co. of Burslem, Stoke on Trent.

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Sleeping bag

Record: N: 1197

A down-filled khaki-coloured sleeping bag, labelled 'C.S.' It was used on the British Antarcitc Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) at the base hut but not while sledging.

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Mitten

Record: N: 119a-b

A pair of moose hide mittes made by G.C.L. Bertram from a pair of moccasins during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Duffle inner

Record: N: 11a-b

A pair of short duffle inners with light blue stitching, to be worn in combination with socks. Supplied by the Hudson's Bay Company. The inners are labelled 'G.C.L. Bertram', and were worn by him on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Dog driving equipment

Record: N: 1204

A sample dog trace rope made by Belfast Ropework Company Ltd. This type of trace was supplied to the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) 1945-48.

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Mitten

Record: N: 120a-b

A pair of wolf-skin mittens (fur-side out), labelled 'B.B. Roberts', each with a leather liner inside. Made in Norway and used during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola). The mittens were found to be warm when worn with duffle or woollen inners but the skin was not very strong and alternate wetting and drying caused shrinkage.

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Nansen cooker

Record: N: 1232a-g

An aluminium Nansen cooker in seven parts: outer pot with lid (a), standard (b), outer cooker (c), inner cooker with lid (d), cover (f) and two mugs (g-h). It is a copy of the type used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Tent

Record: N: 1237a

A green four-man pyramid tent to go with poles (N: 1238b) used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova). It was made by John Edgington and Co. Ltd. of London.

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Tent pole

Record: N: 1237b

Five bamboo tent poles (there were originally six but one is missing) attached to a canvas top. Part of a four man tent (N: 1237a) used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Tent

Record: N: 1238a

A green four-man pyramid tent to go with poles (N: 1238b) used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova). It was made by John Edgington and Co. Ltd. of London.

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Tent pole

Record: N: 1238b

Five bamboo tent poles (there were originally six but one is missing) attached to a canvas top. Part of a four man tent (N: 1238a) used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Mitten

Record: N: 123a

A sealskin mitten (fur-side out) for the right hand, made by G.C.L. Bertram from the skin of a young hooded seal (crystophora cristata) during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola). The mitten was found to be tough, warm and quick drying and considered the best type for general expedition work.

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Mitten

Record: N: 123c

A sealskin mitten (fur-side out) for the left hand, made by G.C.L. Bertram from the skin of a young hooded seal (crystophora cristata) during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola). The mitten was found to be tough, warm and quick drying and considered the best type for general expedition work.

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Mitten

Record: N: 123d

A duffle inner mitten with pink stitching, used with a pair of sealskin mittens made by G.C.L. Bertram during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Primus stove

Record: N: 1246a-g

A No. 71K Primus stove and attachments, including stove (a), wind shield (b), inner cooking pot and lid (c), outer cooking pot and lid (d), pot handle (e), a packet of prickers (f), and a printed instruction leaflet (g). It was made by A/B B.A. Hjorth & Co. of Stockholm, Sweden in 1947.

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Leather

Record: N: 1248a-b

Two sample pieces of elephant seal leather. The skin was sent to the UK in late 1938 or early 1939 by Mr W. Barlas, then magistrate at South Georgia, at the request of Dr Brian Roberts, and was tanned by Bevington & Sons of London.

Map

Record: N: 1266

A sketch map by E.A.Wilson of junction of Cape Crozier and the Ross Ice Barrier, 1903

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Snowshoe

Record: N: 131a-b

A pair of teardrop style snowshoes with wooden frames and sinew webbing. Used by Lieutenant Charles Royds on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). One of the snowshoes is faintly marked 'Royds'.

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Lantern

Record: N: 133a

A folding lantern with mica panels, used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). With a leather case (N: 133b).

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Lantern case

Record: N: 133b

A leather case for a folding lantern (N: 133a) used on the British National Antarcitc Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Candlestick

Record: N: 134

A home-made candlestick belonging to Lt. C.W.R.Royds and used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Ski

Record: N: 135a

One of a pair of skis (N: 135a-b) used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Ski

Record: N: 135b

One of a pair of skis (N: 135a-b) used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Ski pole

Record: N: 136

A bamboo ski pole used during the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

First aid kit

Record: N: 137

A red cross bag (a) used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery), containing a medical kit (b), a curved needle with thread in a piece of leather (c), and three rolls of bandages (d-f). The medical kit contains seven glass phials: embrocation, laxative, lead and opium, cocaine, purge, chlorodyne, and zinc sulphate.

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Dog harness

Record: N: 14

A Siberian-type textile dog harness with a metal swivel and wooden toggles. Used during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Dog collar

Record: N: 1503

A dark brown leather dog collar used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Dog harness

Record: N: 16

A dog harness made of soft Willesden canvas, with a metal swivel and wooden toggles. Used during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Harness

Record: N: 17

A brown textile man-hauling harness. This type of harness was the first type devised by Scott, and was used on the first sledge journeys of the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). The wide body belt was found to be a great improvement on the shoulder loop or rope waistband of earlier expeditions.

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Dipper

Record: N: 170

A metal dipper from one of the water barricoes of the James Caird in which Ernest Shackleton voyaged from Elephant Island to South Georgia in 1916 during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-16 (Endurance).

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Record: N: 18a-b

A metal attachment for a sledge runner (a) to prevent side-slipping whilst traversing slopes, in a white cotton bag (b). Four of these would be bolted on to the sledge runners about 3 feet from each end. They were tried out during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) and were found to be useful under certain conditions but these conditions proved so rare that they were not regarded as a normal item of sledging equipment.

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Everest carrier

Record: N: 19

An 'Everest carrier' (frame for a backpack), made by Bergans of Oslo, Norway and used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Flag

Record: N: 195

A pennant from the Terra Nova, used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Dog harness

Record: N: 2

A lampwick dog harness with orange ribbons. Used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Flag

Record: N: 200

A Union Jack flag, rolled on bamboo, flown at Hut Point as a signal to Cape Evans during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Sun compass

Record: N: 207

A sun compass made by E.A. Wilson and used on the southern sledge journey fo the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Bas-relief

Record: N: 209

A painted plaster bas-relief of Sir James Clark Ross in a wooden frame.

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Snowshoe

Record: N: 20a-b

A pair of teardrop snowshoes with wooden frames and plywood panels and rawhide webbing, supplied by Camp & Sports Co-operators. They are both marked 'E.W.B.' and were used by E.W. Bingham on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Ice axe

Record: N: 21

A long-handled ice axe used by Lieutenant Charles Royds on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).