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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 597a-b
Object name: Mitten
Title: Mitten
Description: A pair of fawn-coloured knitted woollen mittens for use as inners for leather gloves (N: 98 or N: 101). Made by Jaeger Co. Labelled 'B.B. Roberts' and worn by him during much of the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).
Classified name:
SPRI theme clothing and footwear
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Antarctic Peninsula > Graham Land
UDC 685.4
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT mittens
Number of items: 2
Full description:

A pair of fawn-coloured knitted woollen mittens (a = left, b = right). They are knitted in stocking stitch, with the cuff in double rib (approximately 65mm). They have been knitted on the round, and are seamed at the top of the finger area and drawn together at the tip of the thumb. Inside each mitten is a white name tape with 'B.B. ROBERTS' in red, and the left mitten also has 'BBR' hand-stitched in yellow thread. The right mitten has a repair on the cuff.

  • Width: 145mm, length: 260mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Roberts, Brian Birley (1934 - 1937)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)