Reference numberMM/10/183
Title'Catalogue of Geological Specimens procured at Kerguelen during the months of May, June & July 1840' by John Robertson
DescriptionIncluding five illustrations of Kerguelen's landscape and rock formations, includes depictions of:
a section of coast in an area of White's Bay
a birds eye view of Christmas Harbour
the south side of Christmas Harbour

Robertson was Surgeon on HMS Terror, which along with HMS Erebus, 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 accompanying 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"
Extent22 sides
Access statusOpen
Related materialFor more information on Kerguelen see: and Ross's Antarctic Expedition:
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA7948Ross; Sir; James Clark (1800 - 1862)1800 - 1862
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