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3.6 Journey to Spitzbergen (1921)

Subseries consists of photographs from Pocock's expedition with Oxford University to Spitzbergen, an island in northern Norway. This expedition took place in 1921 and is documented in Pocock's 1921 diaries. Subseries is arranged according to the order that photographs were processed.

Pocock, Roger

Photograph of Magdalena Bay

Photograph of the snowy, mountainous shoreline of Magdalena Bay and the schooner Terningen taken from the shore. The schooner. Location and ship identified from Pocock's book A Chorus to Adventurers (1931, p. 242).

Pocock, Roger

Photograph of old coffin at Magdalena Bay

Photograph of an opened coffin and bones among the rocks of Magdalena Bay in Norway. Writing on reverse reads "The unburied dead of the Arctic". Location identified from Pocock's book A Chorus to Adventurers (1931, p. 243).

Pocock, Roger

Photograph of schooner v.1

Photograph of an unidentified schooner. Likely the Terningen, the boat used for the Spitzbergen Expedition.

Pocock, Roger

Pocock Diary (1921, Vol. 2)

Pocock's 1921, Vol. 2, scrapbook mostly consisting of notes and diary entries taken during an expedition to Spitzbergen, Norway, with Oxford University. Many entries are undated.

Scrapbook contains:
Map of Spitzbergen.
Letters about the Expedition to Spitzbergen.
Descriptions of various fish from the region.
Observations of Norway, including geological features, climate, and cultural practices.
Diary entries covering his expedition to Spitzbergen with Oxford University and various other topics. Entries are inconsistently dated; Pocock seems to be recording various memories.
Sketches of geological features to supplement written descriptions.

Pocock, Roger

Pocock Diary (1921, Vol. I)

Pocock's 1921, Vol. 1, diary mostly consists of notes and diary entries taken during an expedition to Spitzbergen, Norway, with Oxford University.

Diary contains:
Sea chanties [sic] and songs.
Clippings of [train?] schedules (in Swedish).
Diary entries for 13 May 1921 to 31 July [1922?] covering his expedition to Spitzberg with Oxford University
Sketches of geological features to supplement written descriptions.

Pocock, Roger