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Albums relating to Robert Mossman and the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902-1905.

Identifier: Acc.13649

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook relating to Robert Mossman and the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902-1905.

The scrapbook includes:

Commission for Mossman as 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Edinburgh City Volunteer Artillery, 1893;

17 letters, 1902-1905, of Mossman to his father and `Isabella`, concerning his journey and experiences on board ship, destinations on his journey including Kngstown in Ireland, Madeira, the Cape Verde Islands, Port Stanley, the South Orkneys and Buenos Aires; a letter of William Speirs Bruce to Mossman`s father;

and photographs at Port Stanley and on board the expedition ship the `Scotia`; press cuttings, menu cards, wedding order of service, and offprints relating to the expedition.

The photograph album contains photographs of the Mossman family, Buenos Aires and Argentina, North Berwick, Dirleton, Tyningham, Burns` Cottage, and Haddington.

Illuminated address in Spanish to Robert Mossman on his retirement, Buenos Aires, 1938, with an illustration of the South Orkneys.


  • Creation: 1893-1938


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0.10 Linear metres (3 volumes)


1. Scrapbook

2. Photograph album

3. Illimunated address

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Lyon and Turnbull, Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs sale, 6 May 2015, Edinburgh, EH1 3RR.17 July 2015

National Library of Scotland Catalogue of Manuscripts
National Library of Scotland
16 07 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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