Monthly Archives: December 2016

Alexander Stevens and James Wordie

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A staff post from Jesper Ericsson, Curatorial Assistant at The Hunterian. As a follow-up to my previous posts about Alexander Stevens and the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914 – 17, there was also another University of Glasgow graduate on the expedition. Alexander Stevens was Chief Scientist and Biologist of the Ross Sea Party; their story has… Continue reading

Alexander Stevens and the Ross Sea Party on Antarctica

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A staff post from Jesper Ericsson, Curatorial Assistant at The Hunterian. The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition was composed of two parties – the Weddell Sea Party led by Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Ross Sea Part led by Aeneas Mackintosh. The Weddell Sea Party sailed on Endurance to the Weddell Sea side of Antarctica. From there, the… Continue reading

Alexander Stevens and the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914 – 17

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A staff post from Jesper Ericsson, Curatorial Assistant at The Hunterian. Whilst working on cataloguing Dr William Hunter’s collection of British historical medals last year, I came across an item in another tray that I had never handled before – a rare, silver Polar Medal. It immediately piqued my interest. Engraved on the rim was: ‘A… Continue reading