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Staff-Paymaster Francis Drake, Secretary and Ship's Meteorologist, Taking Sea-temperatures

Miscellaneous Antiquities

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Collection Miscellaneous Antiquities
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Peopledepiction: Drake, Francis Randall Hugo

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Object ID ZBA2283.5
Description No 5. from Players cigarette cards, second series of 25, 'Polar Exploration'. Front: Drake on the deck of a vessel holding up a thermometer. Title: 'Player's Cigarettes', 'TAKING SEA TEMPERATURES.' Reverse: 'Staff-Paymaster Francis Drake, Secretary and Ship's Meteorologist, Taking Sea-temperatures. The meteorological work is of the utmost importance to navigators. The Wind and Currant charts are prepared from the records of observations. In the British Antarctic Expedition meteorological observations were taken simultaneously by the Terra Nova, the main landing party, Lieut. Campbell's party, and also by all detached sledging parties. The whole of this work was correlated and tabulated by Dr G.C. Simpson, Capt. Scott's chief meteorologist.'
Date made 1916

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials card
Measurements Overall: 1 mm x 36 mm x 67 mm
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