Reference numberMM/10/182
Title'Geological Remarks on Kerguelen's Land' by Robert McCormick
DescriptionThis description of Kerguelen's geology and landscape includes nine illustrations of the island's rock formations.

McCormick was surgeon on HMS Erebus, which along with HMS Terror, took part in Captain James Clerk Ross's Antarctic Expeditions, 1839-1843, whose primary mission was to study terrestrial magnetism and locate the South Magnetic Pole, as well as to undertake oceanographic, botanical, and zoological observations. For two months in 1840 the Erebus and Terror stayed at Kerguelen. MM/10/182-186 all date from this period.

With accompaning note: "From the Antarctic Expedition: This packet contains two papers which were ordered by the Council of the Royal Society on the 10th June 1841 to be deposited in the Iron Chest of the Society. The papers are entitled 1. Geological Remarks on Kerguelen's Land and 2. Catalogue of Geological Specimens"

Paper received 1 April 1841.
Extent27 sides
Access statusOpen
Related materialMM/10/182-186 and see RR.1.157. For more information on Kerguelen see: and Ross's Antarctic Expedition:
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7948Ross; Sir; James Clark (1800 - 1862)1800 - 1862
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