Aberdeen, Scotland to Cape Farewell, Greenland
In his report to the Royal Geographical Society, J.M. Wordie introduces the expedition.
"[We] left Aberdeen on 24 May 1934... [Our] ship was the Norwegian sealer Heimen... She was captained by her owner Lars Jakobsen, with whose ability as a seaman and ice pilot I was already familiar, and had a crew of ten all told, made up of two watches each of four men, a cook, and a mess boy. The wardroom party numbered nine, and I had with me Dr. T. G. Longstaff as medical officer and zoologist; P.D. Baird, surveyor and geologist; Sir John Hanham, botanist; C.T. Dalgety and H. P. Hanham, ornithologists; T. T. Paterson, geologist and archaeologist; Lieut. W. E. Fletcher, R.N., navigator; and M. H. W. Ritchie as photographer" (Wordie 1935, 298).
The Heimen departed Aberdeen on 24th May and rounded Cape Farewell at the southern tip of Greenland between 2nd and 4th June.
P.57946.PAT (MAA). Expedition members, including C.T. Dalgety (far left), T.G. Longstaff (bottom, seated) and P.D. Baird (seated on barrel). Aberdeen, Scotland.
Source: T.T. Paterson, Photographer: J. Hanham (?)