"Joseph Stenhouse was a relative (believed to be a cousin) of my great grandmother Agnes Manuel Stenhouse, who married her cousin the Revd David Gilmour Manuel on 7 Dec 1898. She died on 17 Jun 1934 in Edinburgh. My grandmother, Dora Grizel Baillie Manuel, b. 9 Nov 1910, d. 20 Dec 1993, remembered Joseph Stenhouse visiting the family home, 8 Gordon Terrace, Edinburgh, during a lecture tour after the famous expedition. As she was only a child she was not allowed to stay up, but she and her sister sneeked a look at the famous explorer from upstairs. She remembered that there were two distinguished looking gentlemen who came to dinner. Agnes Manuel Stenhouse was proud to be a relative of Joseph Stenhouse as they both came from the shipbuilding family Birrell, Stenhouse & Co of Dunbarton."
Joseph Stenhouse was a member of the Ross Sea Party, intially as First Officer, but later as Commander of the SY Aurora during the ship's 283 day drift in the ice of the Ross Sea.
Information kindly supplied by Professor Maureen M. Meikle.
The only photographic record of the onboard activities of the Ross Sea Party. From left to right, Donnelly, Hooke, Stenhouse, Thomson and Ninnis in the Wardroom of the SY Aurora (S0010729).
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