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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Food bag

Accession no.: N: 1049
Object name: Food bag
Title: Food bag
Description: 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).
Classified name:
SPRI theme food and nutrition
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 664.9 : 656.19
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A rectangular drawstring cotton bag (no drawstring present), with the letter 'W' daubed in red on either side. The bag has been deliberately slit open for 150mm from the top along one side seam. There is handwriting on the top of the bag, but it is illegible.

  • Width: 410mm, length: 555mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Wilson, Edward Adrian (1901 - 1904)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) (1901 - 1904)