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Papers, 1962-1965 [manuscript]
Bib ID 877222
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Davis, John King, 1884-1967
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1962-1965 
1 cm. (1 folder) 
Summary

The collection includes: press cuttings, 1962-1964, of reviews of High latitude, (Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1962) an autobiography by J.K. Davis describing his sailing career as an apprentice on the sailing ship, Celtic Chief, his position as Chief Officer of the Nimrod for Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909, followed by his position of Master of Aurora for Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914 and later his role as Commander of the Ross Relief Expedition, 1929-30 4 letters, 1962-1963, of congratulations to Davis about High latitude; 4 letters, 1963-1965, to Bedford Osborne commenting on High latitude (Osborne was the anonymous collaborator in the writing of the book); a list of corrections to be made to text as printed, signed and dated by John K. Davis, 6 September 1963.

Biography/History

Author, sailor, navigator, Antarctic explorer. John King Davis was born at Kew, London, in 1884. He took part in seven voyages to the Antarctic, served with the Australian Navy in World War I and became Commonwealth Director of Navigation, 1920-49. His publications include works about sailing, the Antarctic, the voyages and his autobiography.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 9234.

Subjects Davis, John King, - 1884-1967 - Archives.  |  Davis, John King, - 1884-1967. - High latitude.  |  Explorers - Antarctica - Archives.  |  Sailors - Antarctica - Archives.
Occupation Sailors.  |  Authors.  |  Explorers.

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