Record

Reference numberMM/10/185
LevelItem
Title'Catalogue of Birds collected on board HM Sloop the Terror, between the Cape of Good Hope & Van Diemen's Land [Tasmania; Lutruwita or Truwana]', by John Robertson
Date10 September 1840
DescriptionDescribing the 35 birds collected on Kerguelen.

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 note attached: "Three papers from the Antarctic Expedition, viz On the Birds of Kerguelen, Catalogue of Birds and Description of Plants from Kerguelen's Land. Ordered to be deposited in the Iron Chest of the [Royal] Society 24 June 1848".
Extent8 sides
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Related materialFor more information on Kerguelen see: http://www.btinternet.com/~sa_sa/kerguelen/kerguelen_islands.html and Ross's Antarctic Expedition: http://www.south-pole.com/p0000081.htm
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA7948Ross; Sir; James Clark (1800 - 1862)1800 - 1862
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